- 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
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.
This winch is limited in its play to a quarter of a revolution.The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated (Seventh Edition)|Dionysius Lardner
Perhaps he had heard of Winch's pusillanimity, and understood the spirit which prompted Frank to fill his place.The Drummer Boy|John Trowbridge
That done, the winch would fly round, and the huge machine fall by its own weight.The Long Night|Stanley Weyman
A winch chain rattled, and a sling load of cloth bales swung up to one of her derrick sheaves.A Master of Fortune|Cutcliffe Hyne
The thud of the propeller slackened, and there was a silence that was almost oppressive when winch and windlass stopped.Thrice Armed|Harold Bindloss