cabrestante

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from Occitan cabestran; compare Spanish cabrestante. Cf. also cabresto.

Noun[edit]

cabrestante m (plural cabrestantes)

  1. (nautical) capstan (vertical cleated drum or cylinder used to hoist heavy weights)

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

cabrestante m (plural cabrestantes)

  1. capstan