Mou*line" (?), Mou"li*net (?), n. [F. moulinet, orig., a little mill, dim. of moulin mill. See Mill.]
The drum upon which the rope is wound in a capstan, crane, or the like.
A machine formerly used for bending a crossbow by winding it up.
In sword and saber exercises, a circular swing of the weapon.
© Webster 1913.