Jeer capstan
Jeer Jeer, n. [Cf. {Gear}.] (Naut.) (a) A gear; a tackle. (b) pl. An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship. [1913 Webster]

{Jeer capstan} (Naut.), an extra capstan usually placed between the foremast and mainmast. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • jeer capstan — noun An extra capstan usually placed between the foremast and mainmast …   Wiktionary

  • Jeer — Jeer, n. [Cf. {Gear}.] (Naut.) (a) A gear; a tackle. (b) pl. An assemblage or combination of tackles, for hoisting or lowering the lower yards of a ship. [1913 Webster] {Jeer capstan} (Naut.), an extra capstan usually placed between the foremast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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