[verb ree-kap, ree-kap; noun ree-kap]
- 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.
- a recapped tire.
Origin of recap1
- to recapitulate.
Origin of recap2
First recorded in 1945–50; by shortening
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- informal short for recapitulate
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Word Origin and History for recapping
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