Moulinet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Moulinet A machine formerly used for bending a crossbow by winding it up.
    • Moulinet In sword and saber exercises, a circular swing of the weapon.
    • Moulinet The drum upon which the rope is wound in a capstan, crane, or the like.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n moulinet The drum or roller of a capstan, crane, etc.
    • n moulinet A form of windlass used for bending the great crossbow. See cranequin, and cut in preceding column.
    • n moulinet A kind of turnstile.
    • n moulinet A circular swing of a sword or saber.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Moulinet mōō′li-net the drum of a windlass, &c., on which the rope is wound: a machine for bending a crossbow.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. moulinet, orig., a little mill, dim. of moulin, mill. See Mill
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr., 'a little mill.'

Usage


In science:

S Moulinet, A Rosso, W Krauth, E Rolley, Width distribution of contact lines on a disordered substrate, Phys.
Anisotropic finite-size scaling of an elastic string at the depinning threshold in a random-periodic medium
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