whitecap

[ hwahyt-kap, wahyt- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪtˌkæp, ˈwaɪt- /

noun

a wave with a broken and foaming white crest.

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Origin of whitecap

First recorded in 1660–70; white + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for whitecap

whitecap
/ (ˈwaɪtˌkæp) /

noun

a wave with a white broken crest
US a member of a vigilante organization that attempts to control a community
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