crown cap

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crown cap
 
n
(Brit) an airtight metal seal crimped on the top of most bottled beers, ciders, mineral waters, etc

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Main Entry:  crown cap
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a metal bottle cap with a crimped edge, used mainly to seal beverages
Example:  The height of the crown cap was reduced and specified in the German standard DIN 6099 in the 1960s. This also defined the "twist-off" crown cap, now widely used in the United States and Australia.
Etymology:  1928; fr. its crown-like corrugated edge
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