Winch

Winch

, n. [OE. winche, AS. wince a winch, a reel to wind thread upon. Cf. Wink.]
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1. A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.
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2. An instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly.
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3. 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.
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4. A wince.
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