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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Recent Examples on the Web The Jakarta Composite Index of shares stocks capped the biggest monthly loss in almost two years in January and was near an eight-month low as foreign investors dumped the nation’s shares. Fathiya Dahrul,, "CVC-Backed Softex Considers Indonesian IPO Delay on Virus Concern," 13 Mar. 2020 The assailant put something like a stocking cap over her head and the SUV took numerous turns for several minutes. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Two Milwaukee men accused of using a dating app to lure 5 girls and young women into a gang rape," 6 Feb. 2020 He was decked out in Buttigieg gear, including a jacket and stocking cap, and thought the energy was high for Buttigieg. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Buttigieg declares victory in Iowa amid delay of Democratic caucus results," 4 Feb. 2020 Traders are taking a breather after stocks capped a milestone-setting week. Jessica Menton, USA TODAY, "Is the stock market closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?," 20 Jan. 2020 With temperatures in the high 50s, Southern Californians wearing hoodies and stocking caps shivered around her. Los Angeles Times, "Rose Parade celebrates diversity with Rita Moreno, Los Lobos and Maria from ‘Sesame Street’," 1 Jan. 2020 Derek Carr watched the fourth quarter of the Raiders’ blowout loss to the Jets on Sunday from the sideline at MetLife Stadium, his helmet replaced with a stocking cap, having been removed by head coach Jon Gruden with his team trailing by 31 points. Matt Kawahara,, "Raiders’ Carr after blowout loss to Jets: ‘I want to win now’," 26 Nov. 2019 Cutts was on hand Friday night, decked out in his UCF sweats and stocking cap, to watch his former Jones teammates knock off Apopka. Chris Hays,, "UCF DL Raymond Cutts, a former Jones High standout, will redshirt this season," 6 Oct. 2019 Susp is a tall, thin, black male, wearing blue stocking cap, dark blue hooded jacket, dark pants, white shoes w/ red laces. Carina Julig, The Denver Post, "Aurora police seek suspect in Sunday night shooting on Alameda Avenue," 29 July 2019

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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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“Stocking cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stocking cap

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

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