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Noun Concept
Categories: Winches, Sailing ship components, Mechanisms (engineering), Sailing rigs and rigging
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winch  windlass
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Lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds WordNet 3.0
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Lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A winch is a mechanical device that is used to pull in or let out or otherwise adjust the tension of a rope or wire rope. Wikipedia
The windlass is an apparatus for moving heavy weights. Wikipedia
A device for tensioning a rope to control a sail on a boat Wikipedia Disambiguation
Device used to pull in or let out a rope or cable Wikidata
Apparatus for moving heavy weights, consisting of a horizontal cylinder rotated by the turn of a crank or belt; a winch is affixed to one end, and a cable is wound around the winch, pulling a weight attached to the opposite end Wikidata
A machine consisting of a drum on an axle, a friction brake or ratchet and pawl, and a crank handle or prime mover (often an electric or hydraulic motor), with or without gearing, to give increased mechanical advantage when hauling on a rope or cable. Wiktionary
Any of various forms of winch, in which a rope or cable is wound around a cylinder, used for lifting heavy weights. Wiktionary
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