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cap·stan

 (kăp′stən, -stăn′)
n.
1. Nautical An apparatus used for hoisting, consisting of a vertical, manually or mechanically rotated cylinder around which the cable to be pulled runs.
2. A small cylindrical shaft used to drive magnetic tape at a constant speed in a tape recorder.

[Middle English, from Norman French, from Old Provençal cabestan, from cabestre, noose, from Latin capistrum, halter, probably from capere, to seize; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]
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capstan

(ˈkæpstən)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a machine with a drum that rotates round a vertical spindle and is turned by a motor or lever, used for hauling in heavy ropes, etc
2. (Electronics) any similar device, such as the rotating shaft in a tape recorder that pulls the tape past the head
[C14: from Old Provençal cabestan, from Latin capistrum a halter, from capere to seize]
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cap•stan

(ˈkæp stən, -stæn)

n.
1. any of various windlasses, rotated in a horizontal plane by hand or machinery, for winding in ropes, cables, etc.
2. a rotating spindle or shaft, powered by an electric motor, that transports magnetic tape past the heads of a tape recorder at a constant speed.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French cabestan(t) < Old Provençal cabestan, variant of cabestran, presumably present participle of *cabest(r)ar, v. derivative of cabestre halter < Latin capistrum]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capstan - a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axiscapstan - a windlass rotated in a horizontal plane around a vertical axis; used on ships for weighing anchor or raising heavy sails
winch, windlass - lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
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Translations
رَحويَّه: آلَةُ رَفْعِ حِبالِ السَّفينَه
kotevní vratidlonaviják
ankerspil
ankkuripelivintturi
kábeldob
gangspil, vinda
캡스턴
suktuvas
vinča
bocurgatırgatvinç

capstan

[ˈkæpstən] Ncabrestante m
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capstan

[ˈkæpstən] ncabestan m
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capstan

nPoller m
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capstan

[ˈkæpstən] n (Naut) → argano
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capstan

(ˈkӕpstən) noun
a drum-shaped machine, used for winding eg a ship's anchor-cable.
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