- a tight-fitting elastic cap, usually of rubber, worn to keep the hair dry while swimming and bathing.
Origin of bathing cap
First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for bathing cap
She found the bathing-cap for which she was hunting and started down the hall.
She slipped the bathing-cap in her pocket and slowly drew off her coat and hat.
Jennie, giving me only the tail of her glance, turned to her choice of a bathing-cap again—the yellow one or the green one.The Tower of Oblivion
- a tight rubber cap worn by a swimmer to keep the hair dry
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