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winch



Pronunciation: (winch), [key]
n.
1. the crank or handle of a revolving machine.
2. a windlass turned by a crank, for hoisting or hauling.
3. any of various devices for cranking.
4. Also,wince. Textiles.
a. any machine equipped with rollers that guide cloth through a dye or finishing solution in an open vat.
b. a roller between two dyeing vats for passing cloth from one vat to another.

v.t.
to hoist or haul (a load) by means of a winch.

winch



Pronunciation: (winch), [key]
v.i., n. Archaic.
wince1.

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