Green’s Dictionary of Slang

wind v.

also wine
[SE wind, to writhe, to wriggle]

(W.I.) of a woman, to move in a provocative manner, with much swishing of the hips.

[US] advert for house rent party in Hughes & Bontemps (1958) 599: Winding and Grinding like the old Dutch Mill.
[US]Sandy ‘Bad Boy’ 🎵 Them want to whine and grind and then him leave you my daughter.
[UK] Dizzee Rascal ‘Flex’ 🎵 I love it when I see a pretty girl winding / can even watch a butters girl grindin’. ‘Roadman Slang 4 Jun. 🌐 Whining/Daggering - words used to describe intense Jamaican dance moves done by females, to genres like dancehall and jungle. This is seen at the Notting Hill Carnival every year.
[UK]G. Krauze What They Was 201: Chicken’s got one chick winding on him.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

wind someone’s ball of yarn (v.) (also ravel up one’s ball of yarn)

(US) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 91: There I met a little miss, and to her I whispered this: / ‘Let me ravel up that little ball of yarn.’.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 90: I went to take a walk around the town. / I met a pretty miss and politely asked her this: ‘Will you let me wind your little ball of yarn?’.
wind someone’s clock (v.)

(US) of a woman, to excite a partner sexually.

[UK]C. Gaines Stay Hungry 58: She’s got a hundred ways to wind your clock [...] You two might be real good for each other.
wind up the clock (v.) (also wind one’s clock up, up) [based on a mildly coarse scene in Laurence Sterne’s novel Tristram Shandy (1759–67)]

vi., vtr. to have sexual intercourse.

[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (3rd edn) 501: To keep of girls his slender stock up, / And use, when he could wind his clock up.
[UK]Bacchanalian Mag. 97: Impatiently waiting the rat tat tat knock / Of the Watch-Maker, who came to wind up her clock.
[UK]Bacchanalian Mag. 97: The outside work view’d he — ’twas as fair as could be — / Then wound up her watch with his gimlet-ey’d key.
[UK]Bridges Burlesque Homer (4th edn) II 355: [as cit. 1772].
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 54: Carilloner: To copulate; ‘to wind up the clock.’.
[US]A. Wallace ‘The Listress’ 16 May 🌐 What activity are the following euphemisms for? 1. Eat cauliflower. 2. Wind up the clock. 3. Drive home. 4. Have a Northwest Cocktail. 5. Introduce Charlie. 6. Parallel park. 7. Buzz the Brillo. 8. Make the chimney smoke. 9. Talk about Uganda. Answer: Have sex.