from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A generic term for various military caps intended for field use.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the cloth undress head covering of an officer of soldier.
  • n. See under Cap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small low cap worn by soldiers when not in full dress. Also called foraging-cap.


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  • He wore leavings from a uniform, but the bill to his forage cap had been torn off so that the crown alone topped his head like a grey tarboosh.

    Cold Mountain

  • We passed a man in a dark-blue army overcoat, wearing a blue forage cap — the flat Civil War kind — and he was working his way upstream of the traffic flow with a wooden trayful of apples hung from a leather sling round his neck.

    Time and Again

  • A stocky young man in a loose white shirt, a curious tasselled forage cap on his head, appeared on the edge of the counterscarp where Mitchell had been.

    War Game


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