Winch Winch, v. i. [See {Wince}.] To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness. [1913 Webster]

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  • Winch — self tailing et sa manivelle sur un voilier de plaisance Pour les articles homonymes, voir Winch (homonymie). Un winch (prononcé [ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • winch — [ win(t)ʃ ] n. m. • 1953; mot angl. ♦ Anglic. Techn. Petit treuil à main (⇒ cabestan), sur un yacht. Des winchs ou des winches. ● winch, winchs ou winches nom masculin (anglais winch) Petit treuil à main sur un yacht, constitué d un …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Winch — Winch, n. [OE. winche, AS. wince a winch, a reel to wind thread upon. Cf. {Wink}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. An instrument with which to turn or strain something… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winch — winch·er; winch·man; winch; …   English syllables

  • winch — [winch] n. [ME winche < OE wince < IE base * weng , to be curved, bowed > WINK] 1. a crank with a handle for transmitting motion, as to a grindstone 2. a machine for hoisting, lowering, or hauling, consisting of a drum or cylinder turned …   English World dictionary

  • Winch — Winch, n. A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness. Shelton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • winch — (n.) O.E. wince, from P.Gmc. *winkjo , from PIE *weng (see WINK (Cf. wink) (v.)). The verb meaning to hoist with a winch is recorded from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • winch — ► NOUN 1) a hauling or lifting device consisting of a rope or chain winding around a horizontal rotating drum, turned by a crank or by motor. 2) the crank of a wheel or axle. ► VERB ▪ hoist or haul with a winch. ORIGIN Old English, «reel,… …   English terms dictionary

  • winch — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS mar. particolare tipo di verricello usato nelle moderne imbarcazioni a vela Sinonimi: vinci. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1961. ETIMO: da una voce di orig. germanica …   Dizionario italiano

  • winch — /wintʃ/, it. /wintʃ/ s. ingl. [voce di origine germ.], usato in ital. al masch. (marin.) [macchina semplice per sollevare oggetti pesanti] ▶◀ verricello, vinci …   Enciclopedia Italiana

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