Meaning of CAPSTAN in English

CAPSTAN

noun

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Bollards are prone to sudden collapse, and the ropes often jam in the groove behind the capstan during retrieval.

But Grundig had to provide quite separate sound heads, and individual capstans to drive the tape.

He stood before an arrangement with a central capstan or gearbox from which horizontal arms of various lengths protruded in all directions.

I am intrigued by the capstan winches fitted to the Range Rovers on the Darien Gap crossing.

On Monday morning's tide they started on the capstan again.

Q7 No, if new capstans produce attractive prices.

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