jeer capstan

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
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