Middle English Dictionary Entry

windas n.
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Note: Cp. windlas n.
(a) An apparatus for hoisting or hauling, a windlass, winch; ~ rolle, some part of a windlass, ?a pulley; ~ stok, a post for mounting a windlass, a windlass bitt; water ~, a windlass used to hoist water; yarn ~, a device for winding yarn; (b) a winch used for bending a crossbow.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

Note: Med., etc., see further J.Norri, Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary, s.v. windas.