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’ [lyrics] Them want to whine and grind and then him leave you my daughter.
[UK] Dizzee Rascal ‘Flex’ [lyrics] I love it when I see a pretty girl winding / can even watch a butters girl grindin’. ‘Roadman Slang 4 Jun. [Internet] 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.

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 [Internet] 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.