Winch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪntʃ|  American pronunciation of the word winch
Brit.  |wɪn(t)ʃ|  British pronunciation of the word winch

noun

- lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds (syn: windlass)

verb

- pull or lift up with or as if with a winch

Examples

Winch hoists a load.

The two men were winched out of the sinking boat by an RAF helicopter.

The engine was hoisted out with a winch.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: winch
he/she/it: winches
present participle: winching
past tense: winched
past participle: winched
noun
singular: winch
plural: winches
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