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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that caps or makes caps.
  • noun Informal Something that surpasses or completes what has gone before; a finishing touch or finale.
  • noun Slang One who acts as a decoy, as in a confidence game.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To seize; lay hold of violently: specifically, to seize (a vessel) as a prize.
  • noun A Scotch form of cupper, a cupbearer.
  • noun The workman who takes the filled molds away from a brick-machine.
  • noun One whose business is the making or selling of caps.
  • noun A tool for fitting percussion-caps to shells.
  • noun A spider.
  • noun A stool-pigeon in a gambling-house, or a person employed at auctions to raise bids deceptively.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One whose business is to make or sell caps.
  • noun Slang, U. S. A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers.
  • noun An instrument for applying a percussion cap to a gun or cartridge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One that caps.
  • noun A device or person that applies caps, as to bullets or bottles.
  • noun A person that makes or sells caps.
  • noun A finale.
  • noun US, slang, dated A by-bidder; a decoy for gamblers.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

cap +‎ -er

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