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Capstan

Cap´stan
n.1.A vertical cleated drum or cylinder, revolving on an upright spindle, and surmounted by a drumhead with sockets for bars or levers. It is much used, especially on shipboard, for moving or raising heavy weights or exerting great power by traction upon a rope or cable, passing around the drum. It is operated either by steam power or by a number of men walking around the capstan, each pushing on the end of a lever fixed in its socket.
Capstan bar
one of the long bars or levers by which the capstan is worked; a handspike..
To pawl the capstan
to drop the pawls so that they will catch in the notches of the pawl ring, and prevent the capstan from turning back.
To rig the capstan
to prepare the for use, by putting the bars in the sockets.
To surge the capstan
to slack the tension of the rope or cable wound around it.
Noun1.capstan - a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
winch, windlass
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