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capstan

cap·stan

capstan

 
pronunciation:
kaep stn
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a vertical drum or post on a ship, rotated to hoist weights, such as an anchor, by winding in rope or cable.
definition 2: the revolving spindle in a tape recorder around which magnetic tape is wound and that regulates the speed at which the tape moves.
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