} } Differential wind-lass | Define Differential wind-lass at Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

How Well Do You Know English Slang?

differential windlass

a pair of hoisting drums of different diameter turning at the same rate, such that a pulley suspended below them on a line wound on the larger drum and unwound from the smaller drum is raised with mechanical advantage.
Also called Chinese windlass.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for differential wind-lass

differential windlass

a windlass employing the velocity ratio incurred in unwinding from a small drum while winding onto a larger drum rotating at a common speed Also called Chinese windlass
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for differential windlass

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for differential

Scrabble Words With Friends