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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The drum upon which the rope is wound in a capstan, crane, or the like.
  • n. A machine formerly used for bending a crossbow by winding it up.
  • n. In sword and saber exercises, a circular swing of the weapon.


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