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windlass:

see winchwinch,
mechanical device for hauling or lifting consisting essentially of a movable drum around which a cable is wound so that rotation of the drum produces a drawing force at the end of the cable.
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Windlass

A device for hoisting materials consisting usually of a horizontal cylinder turned by a lever or crank. A cable attached to the material winds around the cylinder as the crank is turned, raising the load to whatever position is desired.

windlass

[′win·dləs]
(naval architecture)

windlass

A modification of the wheel and axle used for lifting weights; usually an axle, turned by a crank, and a rope or chain wound around the axle for raising the weight.

windlass

a machine for raising weights by winding a rope or chain upon a barrel or drum driven by a crank, motor, etc.
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