or key cap

[ kee-kap ]

  1. one of a set of covers for the individual keys on a computer keyboard, used decoratively or for some other purpose in place of those supplied by the manufacturer: What better way to spiff up your mechanical keyboard than to get a brand-new set of keycaps?

  2. a cover for the head or wide top portion of the key to a lock, making the key easier to identify and to grip while turning in the lock: Our 4-pack of vinyl key caps includes one each in a variety of colors—for home, office, shed, or anything else you lock.

Origin of keycap

First recorded in 1900–05, referring to typewriter keys

Words Nearby keycap Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023