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WINCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does winch mean? 

WINCH (noun)
  The noun WINCH has 1 sense:

1. lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds

  Familiarity information: WINCH used as a noun is very rare.


WINCH (verb)
  The verb WINCH has 1 sense:

1. pull or lift up with or as if with a winch

  Familiarity information: WINCH used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WINCH (noun)


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Meaning:

Lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

winch; windlass

Hypernyms ("winch" is a kind of...):

lifting device (a device for lifting heavy loads)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "winch"):

capstan (a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails)

yard donkey; yarder (a winch (or system of winches) powered by an engine and used to haul logs from a stump to a landing or to a skid road)

Holonyms ("winch" is a part of...):

ship (a vessel that carries passengers or freight)


WINCH (verb)


Sense 1winch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pull or lift up with or as if with a winch

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

winch up the slack line

Hypernyms (to "winch" is one way to...):

draw; force; pull (cause to move by pulling)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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