Definition of Capstan screw

1. Noun. A type of screw commonly used to regulate the height of the action in a piano. The capstan screw is designed to be turned from the side, not the head, unlike an ordinary screw. A lever enters a hole in the side of the screw to turn it. ¹



2. Noun. (nautical) Mainly on sailboats, the mechanism for winding ropes under a lot of tension; a capstan. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capstan Screw

capsizer
capsizers
capsizes
capsizing
capsizings
capslock
capslocks
capsomer
capsomere
capsomeres
capsomers
capsorubin
capsquare
capsquares
capstan
capstan screw (current term)
capstan screws
capstans
capstern
capstone
capstones
capsula
capsula adiposa renis
capsula articularis
capsula articularis cricoarytenoidea
capsula articularis cricothyroidea
capsula cordis
capsula externa
capsula extrema

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