1. [ verb ] pull or lift up with or as if with a winch

"winch up the slack line"

Related terms: pull
2. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 29440
3. [ noun ] lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
Synonyms: windlass
Related terms: lifting_device capstan ship
Similar spelling:   wince