Meaning of WINCH in English

WINCH

n. & v.

n. 1 the crank of a wheel or axle. 2 a windlass. 3 the reel of a fishing-rod. 4 = WINCE(2).

v.tr. lift with a winch. wincher n.

[ OE wince f. Gmc: cf. WINCE(1) ]

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