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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for forage cap

Historical Examples of forage cap

  • Smoke filled the room; when it cleared away, the forage-cap was taken down.

    A Hero of Our Time

    M. Y. Lermontov

  • She scanned me from the forage-cap on my crown to the spur upon my heel.

    The War Trail

    Mayne Reid

  • He took off his forage-cap and looked disgustedly at it a moment.

    Kitty's Conquest

    Charles King

  • He seized his forage-cap and stepped out with me into the starlit night.

    Kitty's Conquest

    Charles King

  • The head-dress was a busby with blue bag; the forage-cap was blue trimmed with white.

    Norfolk Annals

    Charles Mackie

British Dictionary definitions for forage cap

forage cap


a soldier's undress cap
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