winch

v. i.

  1. To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness.

n.

  1. A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness.
  2. A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.
  3. An instrument with which to turn or strain something forcibly.
  4. An axle or drum turned by a crank with a handle, or by power, for raising weights, as from the hold of a ship, from mines, etc.; a windlass.
  5. A wince.