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.

Derivatives:

wincher n.

Etymology: OE wince f. Gmc: cf. WINCE(1)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.