capstan capstan  /ˈkæp stən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails

Usage(s):

  • Under their weight, the groaning capstan turns.

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  • Mr Browne said: "The bridge is a complete mess." "It was last painted so long ago that an ancient advert for Wills Capstan cigarettes can be seen along with the old British Rail logo." "Network Rail has tried to dodge its...
    on Feb 8, 2009 By: Jeremy Browne Source: This Is The Westcountry

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