Definition of nightcap
1 : a cloth cap worn with nightclothes
2 : a usually alcoholic drink taken at the end of the day
3 : the final race or contest of a day's sports; especially : the second game of a baseball doubleheader
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The Outlaws also struck early for a 7-1 victory in the nightcap.
What's next Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco and Detroit's Jordan Zimmermann will duel in the nightcap of Saturday's double header at Comerica Park.
Detroit manager Brad Ausmus has yet to announce the order of his starting pitchers for Saturday, while Francona has yet to announce who will get the ball in the nightcap.
TCU (50-17) beat Florida (49-17) in the Friday nightcap after LSU's 3-1 win against Oregon State.
Fellow lefty Adalberto Mejia will start the nightcap, while another lefty, Nik Turley, got the ball in Friday’s series opener.
Those interested in a nightcap can head to the Bally Muck Tavern (1930 Grand Ave.
As a result, Collins said, Cespedes was not available even to pinch-hit in the nightcap.
The Indiana Junior Boys beat the Indiana Senior Boys 122-110 in the nightcap of the exhibition doubleheader.
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Definition of nightcap for English Language Learners
: a drink that you have just before you go to bed at night and that usually has alcohol in it
: a cloth cap that people used to wear in bed in the past
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