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Definition 1: lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for winch in the sense of this definition

(winch is a kind of ...) a device for lifting heavy loads

(... is a kind of winch ) a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails

(... is a kind of winch ) 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

(... is part of winch) a vessel that carries passengers or freight

Definition 2: pull or lift up with or as if with a winch - [verb of contact]

Samples where winch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • winch up the slack line

(winch is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

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