Definition of Winch

1. Noun. Lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds.

Exact synonyms: Windlass
Specialized synonyms: Capstan, Yard Donkey, Yarder
Generic synonyms: Lifting Device
Group relationships: Ship



2. Verb. Pull or lift up with or as if with a winch. "Winch up the slack line"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull

Definition of Winch

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

2. n. A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness.

3. n. A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.

4. v. i. To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness.

5. n. A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness.

6. n. A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.

Definition of Winch

1. Noun. A machine consisting of a drum on an axle, a pawl, and a crank handle, with or without gearing, to give increased mechanical advantage when hauling on a rope. ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A hoisting machine used for loading or discharging cargo, or for hauling in lines. (FM 55-501). ¹

3. Verb. To use a winch ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Winch

1. to raise with a winch (a hoisting machine) [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Winch

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winch (current term)
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