winch

[ UK /wˈɪnt‍ʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɪntʃ/ ]
NOUN
  1. lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
VERB
  1. pull or lift up with or as if with a winch
    winch up the slack line
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How To Use winch In A Sentence

  • Shortly after the demolition of the tower, the reef, as if enraged at having been denied a number of victims owing to the existence of the warning light, trapt the "Winchelsea" as she was swinging up Channel, and smashed her to atoms, with enormous loss of life. Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Volume 2 Great Britain and Ireland, Part 2
  • OOh gosh 20 whole cm women & children first, man the life boats, wind the winches & pump the bilges. Cheeseburger Gothic » This is why the Playboy Mansion sits atop a very high hill.
  • winch up the slack line
  • In 1955 there were just four bolt-action centerfires made in America, the Remington 721 / 722, Winchester 43 and 70, and Savage 340.
  • I met wi 'twa dink quines in particular, ane o' them a sonsie, fine, fodgel lass, baith braw and bonnie; the tither was clean-shankit, straught, tight, weelfar'd winch, as blythe's a lintwhite on a flowerie thorn, and as sweet and modest's a new-blawn plumrose in a hazle shaw. The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing his Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With a New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical by Allan Cunningham
  • The alliance of king and pope ensured that no more Winchelseys became archbishops.
  • The winch man was running out the cable, allowing the barrage balloon to rise.
  • After attending two preparatory schools, he was admitted as a scholar to Winchester College in 1752.
  • Winchester peacemakers are offering mediation to soothe relations between neighbours.
  • The crew of the ship were winched to safety by a rescue helicopter.
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