from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A circular cut, often composed of a parry, usually prime or seconde, moving thence into a circular cut.
- n. The drum upon which the rope is wound in a capstan, crane, etc.
- n. A machine formerly used for bending a crossbow by winding it up.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The drum or roller of a capstan, crane, etc.
- n. A form of windlass used for bending the great crossbow. See cranequin, and cut in preceding column.
- n. A kind of turnstile.
- n. A circular swing of a sword or saber.
I’ve read conflicting reports on its invention, some say it was the Spanish who invented it in the 1700s (basing it on a similar French tool called a moulinet) while others say the Mayans created it.
Max's head obliquely by the terrible sweep of a "moulinet," made to break the force of the annihilating stroke Max aimed at him.
He attempted a "moulinet," and twirled his sabre with the dexterity of
Terry -- I've read about the French's influence on Mexican cuisine -- there's also some debate over which came first, the molinillo or the moulinet.
This was accompanied with that significant flourish with his pole which is called le moulinet, because the artist, holding it in the middle, brandishes the two ends in every direction like the sails of a windmill in motion.
I've been forgetting to take my daily cod liver oil tablets recently, but I didn't realise until I heard a worrying series of clicks and crunches coming from my shoulder and elbow when I was running through the moulinet sequence at fencing last night.
It was a little nerve wracking to start with and I dropped some points on basic stuff and muffed the random attack sequence identification but I recovered on the cuts and the moulinet sequence.
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Next, from the wall he took down a cross-bow, and from a corner a moulinet for winding it.
And with this Uncle Issy pulled off his cap and waved it round his head, thereby shedding a _moulinet_ of raindrops full in the faces of his comrades around.