Wince (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wincing (?).] [OE. wincen, winchen, OF. quencir, guenchir, guenchier, giencier, guinchier, and (assumed) winchier, winchir, to give way, to turn aside, fr. OHG. wankjan, wenken, to give way, to waver, fr. winchan to turn aside, to nod, akin to E. wink. See Wink.]


To shrink, as from a blow, or from pain; to flinch; to start back.

I will not stir, nor wince, nor speak a word. Shak.


To kick or flounce when unsteady, or impatient at a rider; as, a horse winces.


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Wince, n.

The act of one who winces.


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Wince, n. [See Winch.] Dyeing & Calico Printing

A reel used in dyeing, steeping, or washing cloth; a winch. It is placed over the division wall between two wince pits so as to allow the cloth to descend into either compartment. at will.

Wince pit, Wince pot, a tank or a pit where cloth in the process of dyeing or manufacture is washed, dipped in a mordant, or the like.


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