Definitions

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  • adj. Wearing a cape or capes.
  • adj. cancelled

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with a cape or tippet.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Getting called a caped crusader by Jake Tapper was a definite bonus though.

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  • Let's take you quickly live out to the space shuttle Discovery and show you what's going on right now as the so-called caped crusaders, those are the guys in white with the cap there.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2005

  • And she's getting some assistance from the close-out crew there, so-called caped crusaders with her parachute and all the other things that you need to have attached to you before you go flying the space shuttle.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2005

  • There you see pilot Jim Kelly getting strapped in by one of the so-called caped crusaders here.

    CNN Transcript Jul 26, 2005

  • Mark Millar's revered graphic novel brings the super-hero - sometimes quite literally - kicking and screaming into the modern world, grounding costumed vigilantes in the laws of reality more than any film before and thus making the notion of caped crusaders absolutely enthralling again. is every-bit the people's hero: a spectacled, nerdy high-school weed who makes Peter Parker or Clark Kent seem like suave charmers in comparison.

    Obsessed With Film

  • Labour posters dubbed the caped figure of Lamont - now a Conservative peer - "Vatman" as the Tories slumped badly in the opinion polls, a position from which they failed to recover in the run up to the 1997 general election.

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  • Watchmen was the first film to reinvigorate the beleaguered genre, and this adaptation of Mark Millar’s revered graphic novel brings the super-hero – sometimes quite literally – kicking and screaming into the modern world, grounding costumed vigilantes in the laws of reality more than any film before and thus making the notion of caped crusaders absolutely enthralling again.

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  • Batman's always had an unhinged side, however, so it's entirely in character that the caped crusader flaps on with a 55-date tour of UK and Irish arenas.

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  • Rice, followed-up by Stephanie Meyer, “… modernized and domesticated the vampire, ripping away the traditional narrative from the black-caped, thickly Euro-accented, terror guy you run from, to the handsome, seductive bad-boy next door you want to sleep with,” says Thompson.

    VAMPIRES- WHY HERE, WHY NOW? | Open Society Book Club Discussions and Reviews

  • While comic-book films Thor, X-Men: First Class and Green Lantern all hit No. 1 at the box office recently with mixed staying power, TV has been slower to cultivate a new generation of caped crusaders.

    Networks Prep Another Batch of Superhero Shows

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