Capstan

[cigarette] Capstan is a brand of unfiltered British cigarettes made by Imperial Tobacco originally launched by W. D. & H. O. Wills in 1894. The brand became less popular when the health effects of tobacco became more widely known, few shops now sell them. In 1971 the UK government published a table of the tar and nicotine contents of cigar
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Capstan

Used with ropes for moving vehicles in restricted areas like workshops, where a locomotive or other power unit cannot be accommodated. Most common where ground mounted wheel lathes are used.
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capstan

[n] - a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane
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Capstan

slim roller on tape machine which along with a pinch roller, helps to maintain the correct tension of the tape relative to the tape head.
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Capstan

A capstan is a cylinder or drum rotated by handles used to raise an anchor or a rope.
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Capstan

Cap'stan noun [ French cabestan , from Spanish cabestrante , cabrestante , from cabestrar to bind with a halter, from cabestro halter, from Latin capistrum halter, from capere to hold (see Capacious ); or perhaps the Spanish is from Latin c
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capstan

noun a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
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Capstan

• (n.) 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
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capstan

mechanical device used chiefly on board ships or in shipyards for moving heavy weights by means of ropes, cables, or chains. Capstans also have been ...
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Capstan

A capstan is an engine for raising weights. A ship's capstan is a revolving barrel with a vertical axis powered by people used for winding cable, raising the anchor etc. A capstan is distinguished from a windlass by the axis, and consequently the barrel, being vertical.
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Capstan

[tape recorder] Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy is a platform game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and is the first video game in the Jak and Daxter series. It was released exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 2 on December 3, 2001 for North America, December 7, 2001 for Europe and December 20, 200
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Capstan

[nautical] A capstan is a vertical-axled rotating machine developed for use on sailing ships to apply force to ropes, cables, and hawsers. The principle is similar to that of the windlass, which has a horizontal axle. == History == The word, connected with the Old French capestan or cabestan(t), from Old Proven├žal cabestan, from capestre "
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capstan

spindle or a shaft, often the motor shaft itself, which drives the magnetic tape during the recording or reproducing action
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Capstan

drum like part of the windlass used for winding in rope, cables, or chain connected to cargo or anchors
Found on http://www.sailinglinks.com/glossary.htm

capstan

large manual winch used for any extremely heavy lifting; especially the raising of the anchor
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Capstan

A large winch with a vertical axis. A full-sized human-powered capstan is a waist-high cylindrical machine, operated by a number of hands who each insert a horizontal capstan bar in holes in the capstan and walk in a circle. Used to wind in anchors or other heavy objects; and sometimes to administer flogging over.
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Capstan

A vertical revolving cylindrical device used for heaving in lines or anchors.
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Capstan

The Capstan is the drive spindle on a tape machine.
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Capstan

A large winch with a vertical axis. A full-sized human-powered capstan is a waist-high cylindrical machine, operated by a number of hands who each insert a horizontal capstan bar in holes in the capstan and walk in a circle. Used to wind in anchors or other heavy objects; and sometimes to administer flogging over.
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CAPSTAN

A winch used for hauling heavy weights like the anchor. A vertical cylinder with handles that is rotated manually by several of the crew and around which a cable is wound.
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capstan

upright device for winding in heavy ropes or cables
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Capstan

a mechanism for raising and anchor, on larger ships this would often be a large ratcheted pulley with several spoke that a number of crewmen turned to wind the anchor cable up, raising the anchor a little at a time
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