cap·​ping ˈka-piŋ How to pronounce capping (audio)
: something that caps

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The scatted rain, which started Sunday night, could last until Tuesday morning, depending on the strength of the capping inversion, according to Space City Weather. Kennedy Sessions, Chron, 2 Jan. 2023 In 2017, a federal court struck down the FCC's capping of intrastate prison phone calls, resulting in much higher costs for inmates making calls in state. Luke Barr, ABC News, 28 Dec. 2022 Griner and Bout passed each other on the tarmac during the exchange in Abu Dhabi, a dramatic moment capping months of negotiations by the Biden administration for her release. James Bikales, Washington Post, 9 Dec. 2022 National City may adopt a law next month capping rent increases at mobile home parks. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2022 The grandparents of 11 trudged through 5 feet of white-capping water. Janine Zeitlin, USA TODAY, 8 Oct. 2022 The Interior Department indicated many of the Ohio wells slated for capping are in the state’s Appalachian region, which has experienced a disproportionate burden of legacy pollution. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 26 Aug. 2022 The government’s plans are widely believed to include capping bills at around £2,500 for 18 months and compensating energy firms for their losses. Jon Sindreu, WSJ, 7 Sep. 2022 Schiphol capping flights, and even suggesting the customers don't check bags when connecting. Ben Baldanza, Forbes, 25 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of capping was in the 14th century

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“Capping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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