Noun(1) a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
(1) Behind the forward capstan , the wreck becomes an unidentifiable mess but it can be seen that the superstructure had rounded windows rather than portholes.(2) At the stern, a single capstan and chain hold the kedge anchor in place against the rear of the hull.(3) After two years in the field, drives without a sealed mechanism experience dust buildup around the media entrance and in critical areas such as the capstan .(4) The stern deck itself has a big capstan in the centre, with pairs of small bollards on either side.(5) The pirates instantly began winching the cable in with a capstan .(6) You will note mooring bollards and a single capstan with a large winch further behind, and are likely to come across an enormous edible crab which has been there for quite a while.(7) Any rolling part can do it, but the major flutter-maker in your tape recorder is likely to be the capstan .(8) After the top of the barrel has been shaped, the coopers wrap cables around the base of the barrel and use a capstan to cinch up the base.(9) Helical Scan media, on the other hand, is pulled out of the cartridge shell, then led through a complicated system of guides and capstan rollers before being wrapped around a rotating head.(10) Near the seabed, an interesting feature is a large power capstan .(11) For every 30 inches of tape that zips by the heads in one second, the ATR capstan rotates just four times!(12) For simpler tasks of pulling cars through a loading/unloading area a cable and capstan were used.(13) He makes it fast to the cable - he reeves the jeer-fall through it - the jeer-fall is brought to the capstan , with the standing part belayed to the bitts.(14) In one design, two or more horses walked in a circle on deck, turning a capstan amidships that was geared to a paddle wheel set between a pair of catamaran-like hulls.(15) The space round the anchor capstans is interesting; it looks as if it was designed for a gang of sailors to work the capstan by hand if the powered mechanism should fail.(16) Helping were a number of Adsteam tugs and a team of ADI dockworkers who, with stout ropes and capstans finally secured the giant ship.
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