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pawls


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A series of metal dogs, hinged at one end, at the bottom of the barrel of a capstan. They drop into scores in a pawl-ring round the capstan at deck level and prevent it from taking charge and overrunning when being used for weighing an anchor or lifting a heavy load.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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