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noun [countable] cap pronunciation in British English /kæp/
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  1. 1
    a soft hat with a stiff part called a peak that comes out over your eyes
    a baseball cap
    an elderly man in a peaked cap
    1. a.
      a soft hat that people wear as part of a uniform
      a nurse’s/chauffeur’s/sailor’s cap
      a school cap
  2. 2
    a lid or part that fits over the top of something
    Meg screwed the cap back on the bottle.
  3. 3
    a limit on the amount of money that you can spend or charge
    Airlines began to impose a $50 cap on commissions for domestic flights.
    The government introduced new spending caps for local authorities.
  4. 4
    literary the top part of a mountain
    the hills with their snowy caps
  5. 6
    British if a football, rugby, or cricket player wins a cap, they play for their country in an international match
    win/receive/get a cap: He won seventeen caps for England in the 1990s.
    1. a.
      a player who has played for their countrys team
      Barber is joined in the midfield by the England cap Nick Pickering.


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