n. & v.1.See Windlass.
Two arblasts, . . . with windlaces and quarrels.
- Sir W. Scott.
References in classic literature ?
The arblast was a cross-bow, the windlace the machine
Here be two arblasts, comrades, with windlaces and quarrells* to the barbican with
The windlace and cord machines provided low cost strips that helped reduce the drafts in the cars from about 1940 to about 1966.