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crown cap

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

a metal bottle cap with a crimped edge, used mainly to seal beverages


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.

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1928; fr. its crown-like corrugated edge's 21st Century Lexicon
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