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whitecap

[hwahyt-kap, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌkæp, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a wave with a broken and foaming white crest.
Origin of whitecap
1660-1670
1660-70; white + cap1
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British Dictionary definitions for whitecap

whitecap

/ˈwaɪtˌkæp/
noun
1.
a wave with a white broken crest
2.
(US) a member of a vigilante organization that attempts to control a community
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Word Origin and History for whitecap
n.

1660s, of birds, from white + cap (n.). Attested from 1773 in reference to breaking waves, from 1818 of mushrooms, and from 1891 in reference to "one of a self-constituted band in U.S. who committed outrages under pretense of regulating public morals" [OED].

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