White"cap`(?), n. 1. (Zol.) (a) The European redstart; -- so called from its white forehead. (b) The whitethroat; -- so called from its gray head. (c) The European tree sparrow.
2. A wave whose crest breaks into white foam, as when the wind is freshening.
3. A member of a self-appointed vigilance committee attempting by lynch-law methods to drive away or coerce persons obnoxious to it. Some early ones wore white hoods or masks.
[U. S.] -- White"cap`,
v. -- White"cap`per (#),
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
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