from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A person employed to wind wool or make it up into bundles to be packed for sale.
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Resolved to take his revenge, Hacon disguises himself as a beggar, attracts the princess's notice by means of a golden spinning-wheel, its stand, and a golden wool-winder, and sells them to her for the privilege of sleeping firstly outside her door, secondly beside her bed, and finally in it.
In the west country trinder now means specifically a wool-winder --
When the Princess heard what was going on, she came to the window, and asked him how he did, and whether he would sell the golden wool-winder?
It was a long while before Hacon Grizzlebeard came again; but when he came he had with him a golden wool-winder, and he sat down and began to file away at it under the Princess 'window.