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differential windlass

Syllabification: dif·fer·en·tial wind·lass

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Definition of differential windlass in English:

noun

A hoisting device consisting of two drums of different diameters on the same axis and turning at the same rate, so that a line wound on the larger drum and unwound from the smaller drum provides a mechanical advantage in lifting. Also called Chinese windlass.

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