Definition of winch

Definition of winch
  1. winch Noun A machine consisting of a drum on an axle, a pawl, and a crank handle, with or without gearing, to give increased mechanical advantage when hauling on a rope.
  2. winch Noun A hoisting machine used for loading or discharging cargo, or for hauling in lines. (FM 55-501).
  3. winch Verb To use a winch
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