winch Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"winch" in British English

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winchnoun [C]

uk   us   /wɪntʃ/ (also windlass)
a ​machine that ​liftsheavyobjects by ​turning a ​chain or ​rope around a tube-shaped ​device
winch
verb [T] uk   us  
Two ​helicopters winched the ​passengers to ​safety from the ​deck of the ​ship.
(Definition of winch from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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winchnoun [C]

 us   /wɪntʃ/
a ​machine that ​liftsheavyobjects by ​turning a ​chain or ​rope around a tube-shaped ​device
winch
verb [T]  us   /wɪntʃ/
He winched the ​crate off the ​truck.
(Definition of winch from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “winch”
in Spanish torno…
in Vietnamese tời…
in Malaysian kapi, takal…
in Thai เครื่องกว้าน, เครื่องยก…
in French treuil…
in German die Winde…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绞车, 卷扬机…
in Turkish vinç…
in Russian лебедка…
in Indonesian derek…
in Chinese (Traditional) 絞車, 捲揚機…
in Polish wyciągarka…
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