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  • n. A type of large windlass used in drilling.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a wheel, or drum, on which a rope is wound for lifting heavy articles, as logs, the tools in well boring, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In rope-drilling; the wheel used for raising the tools.
  • n. in a saw-mill, a large wheel used in drawing the logs from the water to the carriage.
  • n. In the machine for boring wells, the wheel on which the part of the bull-rope which is not in use is wound. It usually consists of a drum with a wheel on each end.


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