Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small winch with drum, ratchet, and pawl, and fittings for attaching it to a post.

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Examples

  • a gipsy-winch, gave it a hard blow with the marline spike, which was nearly torn from his hand by the explosion that followed.

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