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winch

winch

 
pronunciation:
wInch
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a mechanical device, powered by motor or hand, that pulls or lifts objects by a rope or cable wound around its revolving drum.
definition 2: the crank or handle that operates a hand-powered turning machine.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: winched, winches, winching
definition: to lift or pull using a winch.
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