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  • n  a tight-fitting headdress
  • n  a top (as for a bottle)
  • n  a mechanical or electrical explosive device or a small amount of explosive; can be used to initiate the reaction of a disrupting explosive
  • n  something serving as a cover or protection
  • n  a fruiting structure resembling an umbrella or a cone that forms the top of a stalked fleshy fungus such as a mushroom
  • n  a protective covering that is part of a plant
  • n  an upper limit on what is allowed
    they established a cap for prices
  • n  (dentistry) dental appliance consisting of an artificial crown for a broken or decayed tooth
  • n  the upper part of a column that supports the entablature
  • v  lie at the top of
    Snow capped the mountains
  • v  restrict the number or amount of
    We had to cap the number of people we can accept into our club

  • Screwcapped wines are quickly gaining popularity, and it's got cork producers coming up with new ways to stay on top.
  • On day two of a Greenland expedition, a PTI reporter finds doing ice-core science on the ice cap is grueling, exacting work, but life at the campsite is just the opposite.
  • With cap-and-trade programs, governments limit the level of carbon that can be emitted by an industry.
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