Meaning of Windlass

English: Windlass
Bangla: চরকি, চরকী
Type: Noun / বিশেষ্য / संज्ञा

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Bangla Academy Dictionary:

Definition: 1

a device for raising or hauling objects, usually consisting of a horizontal cylinder or barrel turned by a crank, lever, motor, or the like, upon which a cable, rope, or chain winds, the outer end of the cable being attached directly or indirectly to the weight to be raised or the thing to be hauled or pulled; winch.

Definition: 2

to raise, haul, or move (a load) by means of a windlass.

Definition: 3

a machine for raising weights by winding a rope or chain upon a barrel or drum driven by a crank, motor, etc

Definition: 4

(transitive) to raise or haul (a weight, etc) by means of a windlass