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[v. ree-kap, ree-kap; n. ree-kap] /v. ˈriˌkæp, riˈkæp; n. ˈriˌkæp/
verb (used with object), recapped, recapping.
1.
to recondition (a worn automobile tire) by cementing on a strip of prepared rubber and vulcanizing by subjecting to heat and pressure in a mold.
noun
2.
a recapped tire.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; re- + cap1
Related forms
recappable, adjective

recap2

[ree-kap] /ˈriˌkæp/
noun
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), recapped, recapping.
2.
Origin
1945-50; by shortening
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British Dictionary definitions for re capping

recap

verb (ˈriːˌkæp; riːˈkæp) -caps, -capping, -capped
1.
(informal) short for recapitulate
noun (ˈriːˌkæp)
2.
(informal) recapitulation
3.
(Austral & NZ) another name for retread
Derived Forms
recappable, adjective
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Word Origin and History for re capping

recap

v.

1856, "put a cap on again," from re- + cap (n.). Specific sense "put a strip of rubber on the tread of a tire" is 1920s. As a shortened form of recapitulate, it dates from 1920s. Related: Recapped; recapping.

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Slang definitions & phrases for re capping

recap

noun

: I gave her a quick recap of the incident

verb

To repeat, esp in a summary form; recapitulate; rehash (1940s+)


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Related Abbreviations for re capping

recap

recapitulation
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