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[verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap]
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verb (used with object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.
  1. to recondition (a worn automobile tire) by cementing on a strip of prepared rubber and vulcanizing by subjecting to heat and pressure in a mold.
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  1. a recapped tire.
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Origin of recap1

First recorded in 1935–40; re- + cap1
Related formsre·cap·pa·ble, adjective


  1. a recapitulation.
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verb (used with or without object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.
  1. to recapitulate.
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Origin of recap2

First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening
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verb (ˈriːˌkæp, riːˈkæp) -caps, -capping or -capped
  1. informal short for recapitulate
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noun (ˈriːˌkæp)
  1. informal recapitulation
  2. Australian and NZ another name for retread
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Derived Formsrecappable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for recap


1856, "put a cap on again," from re- + cap (n.). Specific sense "put a strip of rubber on the tread of a tire" is 1920s. As a shortened form of recapitulate, it dates from 1920s. Related: Recapped; recapping.

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