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Definition of windlass:

(n) : a type of winch, fitted with a wildcat for hauling chain, or a gypsy for rope; an apparatus in which horizontal drums or wheels are operated by means of a steam engine, pneumatic engine, hydraulic engine, or electric motor for handling heavy anchor chains, hawsers, etc. (FM 55-501)
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Definition of windlass:

(n) : a type of winch, fitted with a wildcat for hauling chain, or a gypsy for rope; an apparatus in which horizontal drums or wheels are operated by means of a steam engine, pneumatic engine, hydraulic engine, or electric motor for handling heavy anchor chains, hawsers, etc. (FM 55-501)

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