watch cap


Definition of watch cap

: a knitted close-fitting usually navy-blue cap worn especially by enlisted men in the U.S. navy in cold or stormy weather

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Recent Examples on the Web But the watch cap category covers many different styles, all with their best uses. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things To Consider When Buying A Watch Cap," 20 Nov. 2019 As Morrison makes a guitar howl and moan, Berry, wearing a watch cap and a white tunic that splits the difference between lab coat and hospital gown, arranges herself on what looks like a Restoration Hardware woodshop table. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "Review: ‘Dracula’ and ‘Frankenstein’? Nothing to Be Scared Of," 17 Feb. 2020 Historically made of wool, watch caps are now made in a wide variety of materials. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things To Consider When Buying A Watch Cap," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of watch cap

1835, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2020

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“Watch cap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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