Capstan

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

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

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Capstan'


  • Capstan: Capstan may refer to: Capstan (nautical), a rotating machine used to control or apply force to another element Capstan (tape recorder), rotating spindles
  • Capstan (nautical): A capstan is a vertical-axled rotating machine developed for use on sailing ships to apply force to ropes, cables, and hawsers. The principle is similar
  • Slingsby Capstan: 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
  • Capstan (cigarette): Capstan is a brand of unfiltered British cigarettes made by Imperial Tobacco and originally launched by W. D. & H. O. Wills in 1894. The brand became
  • Capstan Island, Newfoundland and Labrador: 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
  • Capstan equation: The capstan equation or belt friction equation, also known as Eytelwein's formula, relates the hold-force to the load-force if a flexible line is wound
  • Capstan and Bowstring: 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

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