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forage cap

noun, Military.
(formerly) a small, low, undress cap.
Origin of forage cap
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • His eyes made just a glint of blue light below the forage cap.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Then came a knock at the door, and a trooper appeared in his forage cap.

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • Their forage cap has a broad square peak to shelter the face and eyes.

    There is no Death Florence Marryatt
  • His little saucer of a forage cap sits obediently on his ear, as it does for the British soldier.

    Last Words Stephen Crane
  • As the kilted band of strangers advanced, Te Rauparaha, dressed in a dogskin mat and forage cap, went out to meet them.

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • His coat was also blue, and he wore a forage cap pulled down over hair very fair in the firelight.

    Ride Proud, Rebel! Andre Alice Norton
  • He sauntered delicately and leisurely along to take his seat in the carriage wearing a forage cap.

  • Dr. Bird has added to his civilian costume a Belgian forage cap with a red tassel that hangs over his forehead.

  • The tyrant who wears a busby or a forage cap is abominable; the tyrant who wears a horsehair wig is excusable.

    Utopia of Usurers and other Essays Gilbert Keith Chesterton
  • We looked into the old church, and I stopped and bought an officer's forage cap as a souvenir of the place.

British Dictionary definitions for forage cap

forage cap

a soldier's undress cap
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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