Definition of Windlass. Meaning of Windlass. Synonyms of Windlass

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Definition of Windlass

Windlass
Windlass Wind"lass, n.[Perhaps from wind to turn + lace.] A winding and circuitous way; a roundabout course; a shift.
Windlass
Windlass Wind"lass, v. i. To take a roundabout course; to work warily or by indirect means. [Obs.] --Hammond.
Windlass
Windlass Wind"lass, n. [OE. windelas, windas, Icel. vindil[=a]ss, vind[=a]s, fr. vinda to wind + [=a]ss a pole; cf. Goth. ans a beam. See Wind to turn.] 1. A machine for raising weights, consisting of a horizontal cylinder or roller moving on its axis, and turned by a crank, lever, or similar means, so as to wind up a rope or chain attached to the weight. In vessels the windlass is often used instead of the capstan for raising the anchor. It is usually set upon the forecastle, and is worked by hand or steam. 2. An apparatus resembling a winch or windlass, for bending the bow of an arblast, or crossbow. [Obs.] --Shak. Chinese windlass. See Differential windlass, under Differential.
Windlass
Windlass Wind"lass, v. t. & i. To raise with, or as with, a windlass; to use a windlass. --The Century.

Meaning of Windlass from wikipedia

- The windl**** /ˈwɪndləs/ is an apparatus for moving heavy weights. Typically, a windl**** consists of a horizontal cylinder (barrel), which is rotated by...
- A windl**** is a machine used on ships that is used to let-out and heave-up equipment such as a ship's anchor or a fishing trawl. On some ships, it may...
- Aeronaut's Windl**** is the first novel of The Cinder Spires series written by Jim Butcher. It is a steampunk fantasy series. The Aeronaut's Windl**** mixes...
- USS Windl**** (ARS(D)-4), a Gypsy-cl**** salvage lifting vessel of the United States Navy, was originally conceived as LSM-552 and laid down on 27 August...
- hauling ropes, cables, and hawsers. The principle is similar to that of the windl****, which has a horizontal axle. The word, connected with the Old French capestan...
- attractions located 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from each other: Ash Hollow Cave and Windl**** Hill. A spring in the vicinity of Ash Hollow Cave made it an attractive...
- intestines wound around a windl****. This version may have developed from interpreting an icon that showed him with a windl****, signifying his patronage...
- crew engages the square socket of their windl**** (see below) onto the end of the axle and turns the windl**** perhaps a dozen times. This rotates the pinion...
- The Solo Wings Windl**** is a South African ultralight trike designed and produced by Solo Wings of Gillitts, KwaZulu-Natal. The aircraft was also sold...
- whereby if the toes are dorsiflexed, the plantar fascia tightens via the windl**** mechanism. If a tensile force is then generated in the Achilles tendon...
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