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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

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(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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But that fear turned to relief when we were greeted by friendly volunteers from the Macclesfield Canal Society, who not only helped with the hard work of wielding windlasses and heaving gates but also passed on great boat control tips to this rookie helmsman.
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He had been right to the bottom, with the weight of the windlasses, which he hadn't let go of.
Dads steer while mums do the hard work, using windlasses to open the flood valves that release the pressure then thigh power to push open the giant wooden gates.
Designed for vessels 8-15 m (26-48 ft), and in low profile and capstan configurations, Storm stainless steel windlasses offer fast powered retrieval, smooth rope chain combination or chain only operation, reduced installation time, stylish aesthetics and unbeatable reliability.
Windlasses and capstans had two chief functions: to raise and lower anchors and yards.