- 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)
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Origin of winch1
OTHER WORDS FROM winchwincher, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH winchwench, winch
Words nearby winch
Definition for winch (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), noun Archaic.
Example sentences from the Web for winch
Ariat added features like fleece-lined hand pockets, which were a welcome feature when I wasn’t wearing gloves, and guesseted armpits that allowed me stretch and reach to set up a winch or load a log without exposing skin.
If it had, I’d have been left with nothing but an ax, saw, and vehicle winch to clear our path home.
Video of the search shows the winch struggling to cope with the stormy conditions.
Then out of the mist, a whirring of helicopter blades, and, deus ex machina, a man descends fromt he chopper to winch you aboard.
Five of the crew manned the winch; the mate and Jerry went to a block-tackle which was also connected with the lifting apparatus.
Beyond the skylight rose the bright brass funnel of the cabin chimney, and the winch, by means of which the lantern was hoisted.
There was a ceaseless chorus of distant machinery, and above it rose the grinding and rattling solo of a steam winch.Dope|Sax Rohmer
Desks and boxes were thrust aside, the winch was manned, and the weighty lantern mounted slowly to its nocturnal watch-tower.
Near this bench stands a slender machine like a whip provided with a stand, a pedal, and an exaggerated winch.You Never Can Tell|George Bernard Shaw