Definition of Spanish windlass in English:

Spanish windlass

Syllabification: Span·ish wind·lass


  • A device for tightening a rope or cable by twisting it using a stick as a lever.
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    • He gave us instructions for the building of a Greek siege engine that consisted of two Spanish windlasses, the arms of which were connected by a bowstring.

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