To pawl the capstan

Definition of To pawl the capstan

to drop the pawls so that they will catch in the notches of the pawl ring, and prevent the capstan from turning back.
See under Capstan.

See also: Capstan Pawl

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To pain one's self
To pair off
to pander to
To parcel a rope
To parcel a seam
To part a cable
To part company
To pass (something) on (some one
To pass a dividend
To pass around the hat
To pass away
To pass by
To pass into
To pass muster
To pass off
To pass on
To pass over
To patter flash
To pattern after
To pause upon
-To pawl the capstan-
To pay attention to
To pay for
To pay off
To pay one in his own coin
To pay one's court
To pay one's duty
To pay one's footing
To pay out
To pay out the cable
To pay scot and lot
To pay the debt of nature
To pay the piper
To peck at
To perfection
To perk it
To pick a bone with
To pick a crow
To pick a quarrel
To pick a thank
To pick at
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