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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank around which is a cable or rope

Usage examples (31)
  • I only have 3 needs for 3P, namely the windlass, capstan, and dive compressor.
  • The Spanish windlass, which is used in surgery for controlling haemorrage, seemed to me to be applicable for fastening scions in place.
  • A powerful coil steel spring operated the windlass.
  • The serfs had secured the windlass and racked their poles. for more
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