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 winner of Sunday's game will face the Beavers in the nightcap.
Auburn eased past UCF in Friday's opening game, while Tennessee Tech shocked FSU, 3-1, in the nightcap, setting up an unlikely winner's bracket matchup between the two old friends.
In the nightcap, Yency Almonte (2-2) went five innings, allowing two runs and four hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
Post-BottleRock crowds are flooding the sidewalks, looking for a post-show soft serve ice cream at Miminashi, or lining up in front of Henry’s Cocktail Lounge on Main Street for a nightcap.
Lamb (0-1, 6.75) took the loss as the Knights dropped the nightcap, 8-4.
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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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