1、cap- + -stan(由-str-演变而来).
- capstan:  Capstan is a borrowing from Old Provençal. There the word was cabestan. Its earlier form capestran was a derivative of capestre ‘rope, noose’, which came from Latin capistrum ‘halter’. This in turn came from capere ‘take’, a prolific source of English words, and related to English heave.
=> capture, heave
- capstan (n.)
- late 14c., from Old French cabestant, from Old Provençal cabestan, from capestre "pulley cord," from Latin capistrum "halter," from capere "to hold, take" (see capable).
- 1. Sailors hove up the cable with windlass or capstan.
- 2. Capstan imagesetter works such as shown in Figure 2.
- 3. The two part capstan I turned and mounted the lower half.
- 4. Something has gone wrong with the capstan.
- 5. The drum of a capstan.
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