- (formerly) a small, low, undress cap.
Origin of forage cap
First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for forage cap
Smoke filled the room; when it cleared away, the forage-cap was taken down.A Hero of Our Time
M. Y. Lermontov
She scanned me from the forage-cap on my crown to the spur upon my heel.The War Trail
He took off his forage-cap and looked disgustedly at it a moment.
He seized his forage-cap and stepped out with me into the starlit night.
The head-dress was a busby with blue bag; the forage-cap was blue trimmed with white.Norfolk Annals
- a soldier's undress cap
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