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.



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


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


An instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly.


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.


A wince.


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