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cap in hand

Definition of cap in hand

British

  1. :  asking or begging for something in a respectful way <He came to me, cap in hand, asking if I could get him a job at the company.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a head covering especially with a visor and no brim

    : :  a distinctive head covering emblematic of a position or office: as

    :  a cardinal's biretta

  1. :  to provide or protect with a cap

    :  to give a cap to as a symbol of honor, rank, or achievement

    :  to form a cap over :  crown

  1. :  a small amount of an illegal or legally regulated drug

    :  a small amount of a drug enclosed in a capsule

  1. :  capitalization

  1. : capacity

    : capital

    : capitalize; capitalized

handplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate forelimb when modified (as in humans) as a grasping organ

    :  the forelimb segment (as the terminal section of a bird's wing) of a vertebrate higher than the fishes that corresponds to the hand irrespective of its form or functional specialization

    : :  a part serving the function of or resembling a hand: as

  1. :  with the hands rather than by machine

  1. :  to touch or manage with the hands

    :  to deal with

    :  furl


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