red cap

redcap

[red-kap]
noun
1.
a baggage porter at a railroad station.
2.
British Informal. a member of the military police.

Origin:
1530–40; red1 + cap1

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redcap (ˈrɛdˌkæp)
 
n
1.  informal (Brit) a military police officer
2.  (US), (Canadian) a porter at an airport or station

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redcap
"porter at a railroad station," 1919, Amer.Eng., from red (1) + cap.
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