Black Caps

plural noun

  1. the Black Caps
    the Black Caps the international cricket team of New Zealand

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Black Caps1

C20: so named because of the players' black caps

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Example Sentences

Their plumage was brown, with black caps on their heads, their rumps being of a red orange tint.

Sisters in white with black caps pass and repass; one stops in front of my chair.

In its dim light I saw stern faces breaking everywhere through the gloom, with the black caps and dark cloaks of the night-riders.

The other variety, known as "black caps," are no more trouble and equally prolific.

The black caps were promoted either to offices of trust in their own country, or to places of distinction in the Chinese army.


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