- any machine equipped with rollers that guide cloth through a dye or finishing solution in an open vat.
- a roller between two dyeing vats for passing cloth from one vat to another.
verb (used with object)
Origin of winch1
verb (used without object), noun Archaic.
Examples from the Web for winch
Contemporary Examples of winch
Video of the search shows the winch struggling to cope with the stormy conditions.William's Winchman Wins Bravery Award
September 28, 2012
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.Girl Rescued by Prince William Speaks!
August 30, 2012
Historical Examples of winch
In the circle in winch he moved, he was the friend of everybody and everybody was his friend.Cleveland Past and Present
I was awakened in the small hours by the rattle of the winch.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia
Paul T. Gilbert
Suffice it, too, that the problem of Winch remained unsolved.
But Mr. Fotheringay never heard what Mr. Winch was going to tell him.
One of the footmen ran for the winch, and another brought a knife from the house.Black Beauty
Word Origin for winch
Old English wince, from Proto-Germanic *winkjo-, from PIE *weng- (see wink (v.)).
"to hoist with a winch," 1520s, from winch (n.). Related: Winched; winching.