(kap’stən, kap’stan) noun. kumparan. 1. Nautical. An apparatus used for hoisting weights, consisting of a vertical spool-shaped cylinder that is rotated manually or by machine and around which a cable is wound. 2. A small cylindrical shaft used to drive magnetic tape at a constant speed in a tape recorder).
capstan bar noun. palang kumparan.
capstan knot simpul kumparan