Definition of moulinet in English:

moulinet

noun

  • 1Weaponry. A portable apparatus incorporating a windlass, used for bending a crossbow. historical.

  • 2A wheeling movement in a dance.

  • 3A circular swing of a sword or sabre. Also (Fencing).

Origin

Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From French moulinet winch, capstan, type of movement in a dance, quick circular movement made with an épée or sabre, specifically senses of moulinet.

Pronunciation

moulinet

/muːlɪˈnɛt/