Definition of capstan lathe in English:

capstan lathe

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noun

A lathe with a revolving tool holder that enables several tools to be permanently mounted on it.
More example sentences
  • He had an early introduction to Socialism via his own mother, the only woman shop steward at the engineering factory where she worked on a capstan lathe.
  • After attending a rehabilitation centre, Mr Tomlin was trained to become a capstan lathe operator and found employment in 1955 at an Oldham engineering firm.
  • Maybe it is worth taking those capstan lathes and template cutters out of mothballs, just in case.

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