how to pronounce windlass


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windlass is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of windlass in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… this size has a windlass so the question …”

meanings of windlass


  1. An apparatus resembling a winch or windlass, for bending the bow of an arblast, or crossbow.
  2. Any of various forms of winch, in which a rope or cable is wound around a cylinder, used for lifting heavy weights.
  3. A winding and circuitous way; a roundabout course.


  1. To take a roundabout course; to work warily or by indirect means.
  2. To raise with, or as if with, a windlass; to use a windlass.

windlass frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word windlass occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics windlass can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that windlass can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

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