unwinder

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unwind +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

unwinder (plural unwinders)

  1. A device that unwinds.
  2. (colloquial) An alcoholic drink taken as a relaxant.
    • 2010, William Campbell, Apotheosis (page 137)
      In contrast to the overwhelming sweetness, the cool drink is bitter like coffee, but with a strong bite of alcohol. One sip and I hand it back. Not the time for that sort of unwinder.