Cable holder (GB)

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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