Cable holder (GB)
Alternative terms: Cable lifter (GB), Wildcat (USA)
A narrow drum deeply grooved circumferentially and shaped into snugs or sprockets to accommodate the links of a chain. One flange is extended to form a brake drum. The cable lifter is usually fitted with a clutch.
Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)
United States of America
International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM