from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cap of iron, fitted to the top of a pipe, as in an oil-well, to receive the blow when driven and thus to protect the pipe.
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Marengo surveyed them gloomily from under a driving-cap visor huge as a sugar-scoop.
Blount pushed his driving-cap back, mopped his face, and came around to dive once more into the wiring in the battery box.