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Definition of winch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

winch

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BrE BrE//wɪntʃ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪntʃ//
 
 
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a machine for lifting or pulling heavy objects using a rope or chain Word Origin late Old English wince ‘reel, pulley’, of Germanic origin; related to the verb wink. The verb dates from the early 16th cent.
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