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English noun: winch

1. winch (artifact) lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds


Synonymswindlass


Broader (hypernym)lifting device


Narrower (hyponym)capstan, yard donkey, yarder


Part meronymship


English verb: winch

1. winch (contact) pull or lift up with or as if with a winch


SamplesWinch up the slack line.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull









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