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: an academic cap consisting of a closely fitting headpiece with a broad flat projecting square top
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: a board or platform about three feet (one meter) square for holding mortar
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1761, in the meaning defined at sense 1
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: a hat with a flat square top that is worn for special ceremonies at some schools
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