Definition of whitecap
: a wave crest breaking into white foam —usually used in plural
Recent Examples of whitecap from the Web
At about 3 p.m., the camera showed the storm’s approach: whitecaps foaming as wind came over the bay, and beyond that rain at the far side of the bridge.
The rain from Tropical Storm Cindy has already made an impact on the Gulf Coast, bringing whipping winds, whitecaps and storm surge.
The thing about wave elections is that its only really when the party in power comes to believe one is coming that the whitecaps really start forming.
When the breeze kicks up, Tahoe Vista blossoms with colorful kites attached to boards piloted by daredevil kiteboarders, scooting about the whitecaps.
Its cliffside position means the edge of the vast 50-meter pool is over 300 feet above the whitecaps breaking below.
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First Known Use of whitecap
WHITECAP Defined for Kids
Definition of whitecap for Students
: the top of a wave breaking into foam
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