a type of inexpensive writing paper, especially legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form.
Chiefly British. a size of drawing or printing paper, 13.5 × 17 inches (34 × 43 centimeters). Abbreviations: cap., fcp.
Also called foolscap octavo. a size of book, about 4.25 × 6.75 inches (11 × 17 centimeters), untrimmed.
Also called foolscap quarto. Chiefly British. a size of book, about 6.75 × 8.5 inches (17 × 22 centimeters) untrimmed.
Other definitions for fool's cap (2 of 2)
a traditional jester's cap or hood, often multicolored and usually having several drooping peaks from which bells are hung.
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How to use foolscap in a sentence
Put away that great pile of foolscap and talk to me; Im as full of talk as an egg is full of meat.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
Opening the envelope, he took out the piece of foolscap, on which was neither date nor name of place.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
As he did so a folded sheet of foolscap, which had been lodged between the drawer and the side of the desk, fell to the floor.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
I remember writing out the message in a clear, bold hand, and addressing the foolscap envelope in the same way.Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh | George W. Foote
We visited Theodore, and through him received from Mr. S. about three hundred Turkish pounds in return for foolscap-paper cheques.Eastern Nights - and Flights | Alan Bott
British Dictionary definitions for foolscap (1 of 2)
mainly British a size of writing or printing paper, 13 1/2 by 17 inches or 13 1/4 by 16 1/2 inches
a book size, 4 1/4 by 6 3/4 inches (foolscap octavo) or (chiefly Brit) 6 3/4 by 8 1/2 inches (foolscap quarto)
a variant spelling of fool's cap
British Dictionary definitions for fool's cap (2 of 2)
a hood or cap with bells or tassels, worn by court jesters
a dunce's cap
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