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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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  • Stonewall Jackson pulled the forage cap lower, jerked his hand into the air.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • His eyes made just a glint of blue light below the forage cap.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • Their forage cap has a broad square peak to shelter the face and eyes.

    There is no Death Florence Marryatt
  • Then came a knock at the door, and a trooper appeared in his forage cap.

    Corleone F. Marion Crawford
  • 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
  • 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
  • The collar of his light-blue overcoat is muffled up about his ears, and his forage cap is pulled far down over his blinking eyes.

    A War-Time Wooing Charles King
  • 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.

  • Slipping on a thick overcoat and a small Norwegian forage cap, I cautiously negotiated the companion-way.

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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