Definition of skycap
: one employed to carry hand luggage at an airport — compare redcap
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Just ahead of the busy Fourth of July weekend, about 50 baggage handlers, skycaps, ramp agents and other workers for Miami International Airport subcontractor Ultra Aviation went on a 24-hour strike beginning noon Thursday.
In the past, the FAA has relented, reinstating the service — but this time the ban looks permanent, the skycaps here fear.
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Origin and Etymology of skycap
1sky + -cap (as in redcap)
First Known Use: 1940See Words from the same year
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Definition of skycap for English Language Learners
: a person whose job is to carry people's luggage at an airport
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