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forage cap

noun, Military.
1.
(formerly) a small, low, undress cap.
Origin of forage cap
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • One, well-soaked, was placed under the forage-cap, and as soon as it got heated it was replaced by the other.

  • She scanned me from the forage-cap on my crown to the spur upon my heel.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • The only orthodox articles of apparel were his twisted general's scimitar and a forage-cap with a broad gold band.

  • Smoke filled the room; when it cleared away, the forage-cap was taken down.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • In those days few of our cavalry wore, when on Indian campaign, the forage-cap with its crossed sabres and distinguishing letters.

    Warrior Gap Charles King
  • He took off his forage-cap and looked disgustedly at it a moment.

    Kitty's Conquest Charles King
  • He cocked the pistol again, and took aim at a forage-cap which was hanging above the window.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
  • He seized his forage-cap and stepped out with me into the starlit night.

    Kitty's Conquest Charles King
  • The head-dress was a busby with blue bag; the forage-cap was blue trimmed with white.

    Norfolk Annals Charles Mackie
  • I saw the glint of the sunset on the brasses of his forage-cap.

    'Laramie;' Charles King
British Dictionary definitions for forage-cap

forage cap

noun
1.
a soldier's undress cap
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