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windlass

wind·lass

windlass

 
pronunciation:
wInd ls
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition: a machine, powered by motor or hand, that pulls or lifts by a cable or rope wound around its horizontal, revolving axle or drum; winch.
similar words:
lift
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: windlassed, windlasses, windlassing
definition: to lift or pull using a windlass.