how to pronounce capstan

kæpstən

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meanings of capstan

noun:

  1. A rotating spindle used to move recording tape through the mechanism of a tape recorder.
  2. A vertical cylindrical machine that revolves on a spindle, used to apply force to ropes, cables, etc. It is typically surmounted by a drumhead with sockets for levers used to turn it.