Winch (?), v. i. [See Wince.]

To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness.

 

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Winch, n.

A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness.

Shelton.

 

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Winch, n. [OE. winche, AS. wince a winch, a reel to wind thread upon. Cf. Wink.]

1.

A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.

2.

An instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly.

3.

An axle or drum turned by a crank with a handle, or by power, for raising weights, as from the hold of a ship, from mines, etc.; a windlass.

4.

A wince.

 

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