capstan bar

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noun

a long lever for turning a capstan by hand.

Nearby words

  1. capsicum,
  2. capsid,
  3. capsize,
  4. capsomere,
  5. capstan,
  6. capstan lathe,
  7. capstan table,
  8. capstone,
  9. capsula,
  10. capsula fibrosa

Origin of capstan bar

First recorded in 1620–30

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British Dictionary definitions for capstan bar

capstan bar

noun

a lever, often wooden, for turning a capstan
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