whitecap


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white·cap

 (wīt′kăp′, hwīt′-)
n.
A wave with a crest of foam.

white′capped′ (-kăpt′) adj.

whitecap

(ˈwaɪtˌkæp)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a wave with a white broken crest
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US a member of a vigilante organization that attempts to control a community

white•cap

(ˈʰwaɪtˌkæp, ˈwaɪt-)

n.
a wave with a broken and foaming white crest.
[1660–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whitecap - a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears whitewhitecap - a wave that is blown by the wind so its crest is broken and appears white
moving ridge, wave - one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
References in classic literature ?
Then the strange sucks would grip my legs and drag me under, to spout me up in some fierce boiling, where, even as I tried to catch my breath, a great whitecap would crash down upon my head.
The sea was rough and the whitecaps overturned the boat.
I could see the stiff whitecaps, and the suck and run of the current was plainly visible in the face and trough of each one.
The water was roughish, a cold, clear indigo breaking into whitecaps.
The sea had turned a dull leaden grey and grown rougher, and was now tossing foaming whitecaps to the sky.
The Government of Canada and Whitecap Dakota First Nation today marked an important step on the road to reconciliation and a renewed relationship by signing a historic Framework Agreement for a Whitecap Dakota Treaty.
The round was led by Whitecap Venture Partners, a Toronto, Canada-based early stage venture capital fund that invests in high growth companies in Information & Communications Technologies (ICT), Med Tech, and Food Tech.
Next week, Whitecap Dakota First Nation chief and council will be meeting with youth to talk about self-government.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Chief Darcy Bear of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation, located in Saskatchewan.
4 May 2015 - Canadian oil and gas company Whitecap Resources Inc.
Imperial Oil, Canada's No3 oil and gas company, said Whitecap Resources has agreed to buy some of its oil and gas properties in Western Canada for about C$855 million ($771.
Nekaneet joins Whitecap Dakota as the only two First Nations in Saskatchewan to collect GST.