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English → English (WordNet) Definition: windlass windlass n : lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds [syn: winch]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Windlass Windlass \Wind"lass\, n.[Perhaps from wind to turn + lace.] A winding and circuitous way; a roundabout course; a shift. [1913 Webster] Windlass \Wind"lass\, v. i. To take a roundabout course; to work warily or by indirect means. [Obs.] --Hammond. [1913 Webster] Windlass \Wind"lass\, n. [OE. windelas, windas, Icel. vindil[=a]ss, vind[=a]s, fr. vinda to wind + [=a]ss a pole; cf. Goth. ans a beam. See Wind to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. A machine for raising weights, consisting of a horizontal cylinder or roller moving on its axis, and turned by a crank, lever, or similar means, so as to wind up a rope or chain attached to the weight. In vessels the windlass is often used instead of the capstan for raising the anchor. It is usually set upon the forecastle, and is worked by hand or steam. [1913 Webster] 2. An apparatus resembling a winch or windlass, for bending the bow of an arblast, or crossbow. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] Chinese windlass. See Differential windlass, under Differential. [1913 Webster] Windlass \Wind"lass\, v. t. & i. To raise with, or as with, a windlass; to use a windlass. --The Century. [1913 Webster]


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