watch cap

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noun

U.S. Navy. a dark-blue, knitted woolen cap with a turned-up cuff worn by enlisted personnel on duty in cold weather.
any wool or woollike cap resembling this and sold commercially in various colors.

Nearby words

  1. watap,
  2. watape,
  3. watauga,
  4. watch,
  5. watch and ward,
  6. watch chain,
  7. watch committee,
  8. watch fire,
  9. watch guard,
  10. watch it

Origin of watch cap

First recorded in 1885–90

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Examples from the Web for watch cap

  • He turned on his light, and quickly gathered together his hockey sweater, his watch-cap, and an old pair of trousers.

    The Happy Venture|Edith Ballinger Price
  • "He's a deader," said one of the men, pulling off his watch-cap.

    The Happy Venture|Edith Ballinger Price


British Dictionary definitions for watch cap

watch cap

noun

a knitted navy-blue woollen cap worn by seamen in cold weather
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