Meaning of CAPSTAN in English

CAPSTAN

[cap.stan] n [ME, prob. fr. MF cabestant] (14c) 1: a machine for moving or raising heavy weights that consists of a vertical drum which can be rotated and around which cable is turned

2: a rotating shaft that drives tape at a constant speed in a recorder

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