Chinese windlass

n.

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  • Chinese windlass — Windlass Wind lass, n. [OE. windelas, windas, Icel. vindil[=a]ss, vind[=a]s, fr. vinda to wind + [=a]ss a pole; cf. Goth. ans a beam. See {Wind} to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. A machine for raising weights, consisting of a horizontal cylinder or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinese windlass — n. DIFFERENTIAL WINDLASS …   English World dictionary

  • Chinese windlass — differential dif fer*en tial, a. [Cf. F. diff[ e]rentiel.] 1. Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate. [1913 Webster] For… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chinese windlass. — See differential windlass. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • chinese windlass — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : differential windlass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese windlass — noun see differential windlass …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chinese windlass. — See differential windlass. [1870 75] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Windlass — Wind lass, n. [OE. windelas, windas, Icel. vindil[=a]ss, vind[=a]s, fr. vinda to wind + [=a]ss a pole; cf. Goth. ans a beam. See {Wind} to turn.] [1913 Webster] 1. A machine for raising weights, consisting of a horizontal cylinder or roller… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Windlass — For the tool used to raise paddle gear on canal locks, see Windlass ( lock key ) Turnbridge Windlass Lift road bridge over Huddersfield Broad Canal …   Wikipedia

  • windlass — Synonyms and related words: Chinese windlass, Spanish windlass, capstan, crab, crane, derrick, erector, forklift, gantry crane, hoist, hydraulic tailgate, jack, jackscrew, lever, lift, lifter, reel, tackle, winch …   Moby Thesaurus

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