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6 dicționare găsite pentru windlass
Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Windlass \Wind"lass\, n.[Perhaps from wind to turn + lace.]
     A winding and circuitous way; a roundabout course; a shift.
     [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Windlass \Wind"lass\, v. i.
     To take a roundabout course; to work warily or by indirect
     means. [Obs.] --Hammond.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
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     2. An apparatus resembling a winch or windlass, for bending
        the bow of an arblast, or crossbow. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Chinese windlass. See Differential windlass, under
        Differential.
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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Windlass \Wind"lass\, v. t. & i.
     To raise with, or as with, a windlass; to use a windlass.
     --The Century.
     [1913 Webster]

Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  windlass
       n : lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by
           a crank on which a cable or rope winds [syn: winch]

Din dicționarul Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  19 Moby Thesaurus words for "windlass":
     Chinese windlass, Spanish windlass, capstan, crab, crane, derrick,
     erector, forklift, gantry crane, hoist, hydraulic tailgate, jack,
     jackscrew, lever, lift, lifter, reel, tackle, winch  
     

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