winch

Part of speech: noun

A windlass; a crank.

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Usage examples "winch":

  1. Wink, a winch; crank of a well. - "Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect", William Barnes.
  2. Winch shook his head. - "The Finer Grain", Henry James.
  3. Winch stood a moment with his eyes on the ground. - "The Finer Grain", Henry James.