whitecap

noun white·cap \ ˈhwīt-ˌkap , ˈwīt- \
Updated on: 4 Apr 2018

Definition of whitecap

: a wave crest breaking into white foam usually used in plural

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1773

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whitecap

noun white·cap \ ˈhwīt-ˌkap , ˈwīt- \

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: the top of a wave breaking into foam

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