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A porter, usually in a railroad station.


1. (Professions) informal Brit a military police officer
2. (Professions) US and Canadian a porter at an airport or station



a porter at a railroad station.
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Noun1.redcap - a member of the military police in Britain
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
military policeman, MP - a member of the military police who polices soldiers and guards prisoners
2.redcap - a porter who helps passengers with their baggage at a railroad station
porter - a person employed to carry luggage and supplies


[ˈredkæp] N
1. (Brit) (Mil) → policía mf militar
2. (US) (Rail) → mozo m de estación
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The next, redcap had fallen across the stone with an arrow between his ribs; and the other, struck in the leg and in the throat, was writhing and spluttering upon the ground.
Another feature of REDCap is the bulk upload of form elements.
Each of them had a postage value of just under PS30 and had one of two sender addresses on them - Werra's address in Redcap Croft and another address in Wren Street.
It is very pleasing to report that, with the discovery and rapid delineation of the Queenslander and Morrisons lodes at Redcap and the in-fill drilling at King Vol, we have already increased the combined resource inventory in the Northern Chillagoe Region to over 10 million tonnes from just 2 mining fronts - attaining our published 2-year target of 10-11 million tonnes in just six months.
The six Redcaps had been helping to train police when a gun battle broke out between locals and a unit from the Parachute Regiment.
Tom was unarmed when he was cornered and murdered with five other Redcaps near Basra, Iraq.
The GAO said it interpreted the EC Master Plan proposal to mean the Air Force will reestablish a "core" REDCAP capability at Edwards by developing a computer model to simulate REDCAP hardware.
The 51-year-old former Redcap painted a picture of life as a soldier in Northern Ireland - despite never having served there - and managed to obtain PS125,000 in funding from the Welsh Government to acquire a Llandudno hotel to provide training and jobs for ex-servicemen.
Redcap Polymetallic Deposit (Northern Chillagoe Region)
Captain Tait, 29, a Royal Military Police redcap, arranged a transfer so her secret lover could join her at Camp Bastion, in Helmand.
As the family of a soldier from the Coldstream Guards mourn their loss and the relatives of the victims of the Redcap killings are again reminded of their own tragedies, it is abhorrent to think that our brave warriors should be denied the very best equipment on offer.