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...our subscribers in France. We include a memorandum about a capstan of our design. ...capstan...
...or large flat-bottomed barge equipped with cranes, capstans, and tackle and used for careening...
3[June 1779] (Adams Papers)
to “capstan.”
4June 28 Monday. (Adams Papers)
to “capstan.”
...opposite Ports of the Main deck to the Capstans; by means of which they were very conveniently...
...operated by crew at the ship’s capstans. Miller distributed his publication widely, sending...
...of four miles per hour while five men at the capstan powered a waterwheel in a calm. Jay laid
...mechanics, stated that “the word windlass or capstan would convey a more distinct idea to our...
: “capstan” (
is probably derived from “cabestan,” meaning “capstan.”