Translation of windlass in Spanish:

windlass

cabrestante, n.

Pronunciation /ˈwɪndləs//ˈwɪn(d)ləs/

noun

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    cabrestante masculine
    torno masculine
    • And as the windlass slowly turns they talk of other days,
    • It is me who, while still being beaten, raises the anchor by hand because they have already stolen the control cable that operates the windlass.
    • The front end of the beam was attached by a rope to a windlass.
    • And how many boats have their windlasses, cleats and bitts attached firmly enough that they would not tear out?
    • His work was honoured by the award of a number of prizes, for calculating the distance travelled by a ship, for a study of ship's anchors, and for a study of cranes and windlasses.
    • In his work Mi'yar al-'aqul ibn Sina defines simple machines and combinations of them which involve rollers, levers, windlasses, pulleys, and many others.
    • The windlass lies unaffected by more than a century of submersion.
    • In season a mishmash of trypots, harpoons, windlasses and long boats were collected on the beach, ready for a shout from a lookout high on Paritutu.
    • They had searched for the old mines, finding an old broken cradle and a windlass.