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Noun: winch  winch
  1. Lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
    - windlass
Verb: winch  winch
  1. Pull or lift up with or as if with a winch
    "winch up the slack line"

Derived forms: winched, winches, winching

Type of: draw, force, lifting device, pull

Part of: ship

Encyclopedia: Winch