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Dictionary Meaning Of Windlass

A machine for raising weights, consisting of a horizontal
cylinder or roller moving on its axis, and turned by a crank, lever, or
similar means, so as to wind up a rope or chain attached to the weight.
In vessels the windlass is often used instead of the capstan for
raising the anchor. It is usually set upon the forecastle, and is
worked by hand or steam.

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