Origin of capstan bar
Examples from the Web for capstan bar
Mahmud loosed his hold on the capstan-bar and in great anguish approached.
With an animal-like scream of rage, a Malay sprang from the capstan-bar where he had been sweating.
“Here, let me come,” cried Dumlow, limping up with his capstan-bar.Sail Ho!|George Manville Fenn
I found myself swimming there, on top, and not so much as a capstan-bar to make me a life-buoy.
Into these the bread was pressed by beating it to powder with a capstan-bar.Ocean's Story; or Triumphs of Thirty Centuries|Edward Rowland