Definition of 'capstan'
Example sentences containing 'capstan'
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This morning the cable broke lifting a capstan winch into the bow. THE BOOK LADY (1993)Standing before a capstan lathe had made existence tolerable by providing the ambition to excel at what he was doing. THE OPEN DOOR (1993)
I retreated into the bow, past the capstan, on a line with the cathead. STONE THE CROWS, IT'S A VACUUM-CLEANER (1993)
Trends of 'capstan'
Used Rarely. capstan is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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