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

white′capped′ (-kăpt′) adj.
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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
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(ˈʰwaɪtˌkæp, ˈwaɪt-)

a wave with a broken and foaming white crest.
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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)
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The water was roughish, a cold, clear indigo breaking into whitecaps. Bartley walked for two hours, and then stretched himself in the sun until lunch-time.
The sea had turned a dull leaden grey and grown rougher, and was now tossing foaming whitecaps to the sky.
I was beaten and buffeted, smashed under by the great San Pablo whitecaps, and strangled by the hollow tide-rip waves which flung themselves into my eyes, nose, and mouth.
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 sea was rough and the whitecaps overturned the boat.
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