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British Dictionary definitions for flat cap

flat cap

noun
  1. another name for cloth cap (def. 1)
  2. an Elizabethan man's hat with a narrow down-turned brim
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  • The sight of a Londoners flat-cap was dreadful to a lob: a treble ruff threw a whole village into a sweat.

    A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)

    Charles Creighton