Windlass

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A special form of winch, fitted with clutched cable lifters for lifting and lowering the anchor. Drums or barrels may be fitted on the ends of the shafts, to permit handling of lines, for example for warping of the vessel alongside a quay.




Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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