[ verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap ]
See synonyms for: recaprecappedrecapping on

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.

  1. a recapped tire.

Origin of recap

First recorded in 1935–40; re- + cap1

Other words from recap

  • re·cap·pa·ble, adjective

Words Nearby recap

Other definitions for recap (2 of 2)

[ ree-kap ]

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

Origin of recap

First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use recap in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for recap


verb(ˈriːˌkæp, riːˈkæp) -caps, -capping or -capped
  1. informal short for recapitulate

  1. Australian and NZ another name for retread

Derived forms of recap

  • recappable, adjective

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