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Definitions of winch

  1. pull or lift up with or as if with a winch; "winch up the slack line" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An axle or drum turned by a crank with a handle, or by power, for raising weights, as from the hold of a ship, from mines, etc.; a windlass. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A wince. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A crank with a handle used to start and keep in motion a machine, grindstone, etc.; any of various devices for turning something that requires force, as a kind of windlass. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. The crank of a wheel or axle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. To wince. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A crank; crank-handle. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A windlass; a crank. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. The crank or handle by which the axis of a revolving machine is turned; a windlass; an instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly; the kick of a beast impatient of its rider or of pain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. The bent handle or crank by which a wheel or axle is turned; in mining, a wheel or axle frequently used to draw water, &c., in a bucket by a rope; a twist or turn. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. To shrink; to wince. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. winsh, n. the crank of a wheel or axle: a kind of hoisting machine: a dyer's reel suspended horizontally by the ends of its axis over the vat, so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment of the bath according as it is turned on the right or left.--Also WINCE. [A.S. wince, prob. orig. 'a bent handle,' and so akin to Eng. wink.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Crank of wheel or axle; hoisting-machine, windlass. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. [A. S.] A handle for turning an axle, grindstone, coffee-mill, etc. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy

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