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Definition of Capstan

Capstan
Capstan Cap"stan, n. [F. cabestan, fr. Sp. cabestrante, cabrestante, fr. cabestrar to bind with a halter, fr. cabestrohalter, fr. L. capistrum halter, fr. capere to hold (see Capacious); or perh. the Spanish is fr. L. caper goat + stans, p. pr. of stare to stand; cf. F. ch[`e]vre she-goat, also a machine for raising heavy weights.] 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 number of men walking around the capstan, each pushing on the end of a lever fixed in its socket. [Sometimes spelt Capstern, but improperly.] Capstan bar, one of the long bars or levers by which the capstan is worked; a handspike.. To pawl the capstan, to drop the pawls so that they will catch in the notches of the pawl ring, and prevent the capstan from turning back. To rig the capstan, to prepare the for use, by putting the bars in the sockets. To surge the capstan, to slack the tension of the rope or cable wound around it.

Meaning of Capstan from wikipedia

- A capstan is a vertical-axled rotating machine developed for use on sailing ships to multiply the pulling force of seamen when hauling ropes, cables,...
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- The capstan equation or belt friction equation, also known as Eytelwein's formula (after Johann Albert Eytelwein), relates the hold-force to the load-force...
- Capstan is a planned elevated station on the Canada Line of Metro Vancouver's SkyTrain rapid transit system. It will be located at the intersection of...
- rollers, which press against the capstan, thus providing friction necessary for the capstan to pull the tape. The capstan is always placed downstream (in...
- The Capstan and Bowstring is a mechanism that converts rotary motion into linear motion and vice versa. It is very similar in function to a rack and pinion...
- The Slingsby T.49 Capstan is a British two-seat glider of the 1960s built by Slingsby Sailplanes as a replacement for their earlier Type 42 Eagle. It...
- difficulties in various primary areas: Capstan wear and buildup. As tape residue, dirt and lubricant built up on the capstan, the tape speed would increase and...
- Capstan Island Capstan Island is a settlement in Newfoundland and Labrador. Coordinates: 51°34′12″N 56°43′55″W / 51.570°N 56.732°W / 51.570; -56.732...
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