recap

1
[ verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap ]
/ verb ˈriˌkæp, riˈkæp; noun ˈriˌkæp /

verb (used with object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.

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.

noun

a recapped tire.

Nearby words

  1. recall,
  2. recamier,
  3. recanalization,
  4. recant,
  5. recantation,
  6. recapitalization,
  7. recapitalize,
  8. recapitulate,
  9. recapitulation,
  10. recapitulation theory

Origin of recap

1
First recorded in 1935–40; re- + cap1

Related formsre·cap·pa·ble, adjective

recap

2
[ ree-kap ]
/ ˈriˌkæp /

noun

verb (used with or without object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.

Origin of recap

2
First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening

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British Dictionary definitions for recap

recap

verb (ˈriːˌkæp, riːˈkæp) -caps, -capping or -capped

informal short for recapitulate

noun (ˈriːˌkæp)

Australian and NZ another name for retread
Derived Formsrecappable, adjective

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Word Origin and History for recap

recap

v.

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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