stocking cap


Definition of stocking cap 

: a long knitted cone-shaped cap with a tassel or pom-pom worn especially for winter sports or play

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As soon as the nephew opened the door, a stranger in a stocking cap shot him in the chest and stormed the house. Michael Lapointe, The Atlantic, "The Twisted Tale of the World’s Largest Pearl," 11 May 2018 Dressed in a green stocking cap and sipping an orange juice, Murray made sure to shake every single person's hand in the attendance before sitting down to take questions, only about a quarter of which had anything to do with the restaurant. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Bill Murray visits his Caddyshack restaurant in Chicago and doesn't disappoint," 17 Apr. 2018 They were filled with markers, pens, sketch pads, stocking caps, purses, hair bows, a necklace, a handmade quilt — and about 500 paper flowers. Allison Klein, Washington Post, "‘Daisies for Daisy’: 11-year-old battling cancer is showered with birthday gifts from strangers," 16 Apr. 2018 The thief was described as black, about 6 feet tall, thin and wearing a dark jacket, stocking cap and sunglasses. Milwaukee, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "West Allis police report: robber flees, driving on sidewalk and wrong way on road, I-894," 10 Jan. 2018 The man is white, wearing a red jacket, dark colored stocking cap, dark pants and black and white shoes. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Unruly dad cited at intermediate school wrestling match in West Allis," 8 Mar. 2018 Suspicious, South Main Street: A resident alerted police to a man wearing a stocking cap hopping fences and going through several yards 11:43 a.m. Feb. 11. Joan Rusek,, "Residents report credit card and Facebook identity theft: Chagrin Falls police blotter," 15 Feb. 2018 Also, look for a Morpheus teddy bear with a nightcap, a blue-and-white stripe Morpheus stocking cap and light-up star and moon beads. Melinda Morris,, "Krewe of Morpheus: See throws you can catch Friday, Feb. 9," 9 Feb. 2018 He was last seen wearing a Chicago Bears stocking cap, a black jacket and black pants. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee police seek suspect in multiple armed robberies," 23 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of stocking cap

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stocking cap was circa 1897

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English Language Learners Definition of stocking cap

: a knitted close-fitting cap that sometimes has a decorative part (called a tassel or pom-pom) at the top

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