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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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A modular range of winches and anchor windlasses allow efficient and cost-effective tailor made systems to be built up from a range of standard mooring winches, anchor cable lifters, and warping heads to suit the vessels deck layout and requirements.
Polonius is quite proud of his plan to keep tabs on his son Laertes, because, as he says, 'Thus do we of wisdom and of reach, / With windlasses and with assays of bias, / By indirections find directions out' (2.
Three vertical heavy displacements, stainless steel windlasses with no capstan will be installed to allow three point anchoring.
These products/systems include elevators (Aircraft, Cargo, Personnel), Cranes & Hoists, Steering Gear, Boat Handling Systems, Anchor Windlasses, and other auxiliary equipment.