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Definition of capstan
n. - A vertical cleated drum or cylinder, revolving on an upright spindle, and surmounted by a drumhead with sockets for bars or levers. It is much used, especially on shipboard, for moving or raising heavy weights or exerting great power by traction upon a rope or cable, passing around the drum. It is operated either by steam power or by a number of men walking around the capstan, each pushing on the end of a lever fixed in its socket. 2

The word "capstan" uses 7 letters: A A C N P S T.

Direct anagrams of capstan:
  captans   catnaps

Words formed by adding one letter before or after capstan (in bold), or to aacnpst in any order:
i -   captains   r -   cantraps   s -   capstans  

Shorter words found within capstan:
aa   aas   act   acta   acts   an   ana   anas   ansa   ant   anta   antas   ants   apt   as   asp   at   atap   ataps   can   cans   canst   cant   cants   cap   caps   captan   casa   cast   cat   catnap   cats   na   nap   naps   pa   pac   paca   pacas   pacs   pact   pacts   pan   pans   pant   pants   pas   past   pasta   pat   pats   sac   sancta   sap   sat   scan   scant   scat   snap   spa   span   spat   ta   tan   tans   tap   tapa   tapas   taps   tas  

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