forage cap

  1. (formerly) a small, low, undress cap.

Origin of forage cap

First recorded in 1820–30

Words Nearby forage cap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use forage cap in a sentence

  • On coming in front of the Captain, he stopped short, and raised his hand respectfully to the peak of his forage cap.

    The Border Rifles | Gustave Aimard
  • They gave him his due reward with great handclapping and Tam bowed left and right, his forage cap in his hand.

    Tam O' The Scoots | Edgar Wallace
  • He sauntered delicately and leisurely along to take his seat in the carriage wearing a forage cap.

  • In those days few of our cavalry wore, when on Indian campaign, the forage-cap with its crossed sabres and distinguishing letters.

    Warrior Gap | 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

  1. a soldier's undress cap

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