moulinet

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

French moulinet, diminutive of moulin (a mill).

NounEdit

moulinet (plural moulinets)

  1. (fencing, chiefly sabre) A circular cut, often composed of a parry, usually prime or seconde, moving thence into a circular cut.
  2. The drum upon which the rope is wound in a capstan, crane, etc.
  3. A machine formerly used for bending a crossbow by winding it up.
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