winch
Pronunciation Noun

winch (plural winches)

  1. A machine consisting of a drum on an axle, a friction brake or ratchet and pawl, and a crank handle or prime mover (often an electric or hydraulic motor), with or without gearing, to give increased mechanical advantage when hauling on a rope or cable.
  2. (nautical) A hoisting machine used for loading or discharging cargo, or for hauling in lines. (FM 55-501).
    • 2013, J. M. Coetzee, The Childhood of Jesus. Melbourne, Australia: The Text Publishing Company. chapter 27. p. 267.
      It runs on clattering steel tracks; the driver sits in a cab over the tracks, operating the controls that rotate the arm and turn the winch.
  3. A wince (machine used in dyeing or steeping cloth).
  4. A kick, as of an animal, from impatience or uneasiness.
Translations Verb

winch (winches, present participle winching; past and past participle winched)

  1. To use a winch
    Winch in those sails, lad!
Translations
  • French: treuiller
  • German: winden
  • Russian: поднима́ть с по́мощью лебёдки
Verb

winch (winches, present participle winching; past and past participle winched)

  1. To wince; to shrink
  2. To kick with impatience or uneasiness.

Winch
Proper noun
  1. (informal) A city in England, t1=Winchester



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