from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A usually alcoholic drink taken just before bedtime.
- n. Sports & Games The last event in a day's competition, especially the final game in a baseball double-header.
- n. A cloth cap worn especially in bed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cap worn in bed to protect the head, or in undress.
- n. An alcoholic beverage drunk at bedtime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A covering for the head intended to be worn in bed.
- n. A potation of spirit or wine taken before going to bed.
- n. A cap drawn over a criminal's face when he is hanged. Sometimes horse-nightcap.
- n. A bully; a night-brawler.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an alcoholic drink taken at bedtime; often alcoholic
- n. the final game of a double header
- n. a cloth cap worn in bed
This lets out those who might decide to eat an entire lobster after midnight, or anyone whose idea of a nightcap is a belgian waffle.
The nightcap is between teams that climbed as high as second
My nightcap from the Management was this notice in red ink
At 4 hours, 45 minutes, the nightcap was the longest nine-inning game in major league history, and it came on top of a relatively speedy 3:55 afternoon contest.
If a marriage is to come off, the bride's lace on her nightcap is a subject of criticism.
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M'Carthy prudently hesitated either to arouse his loyalty or disturb the tranquility of his family, and after joining him in a tumbler of punch, or what O'Driscol termed his nightcap, he retired to bed, where, however, he could not for a considerable time prevent himself from ruminating, with a good deal of seriousness, upon the extraordinary interview he had had with the friendly stranger.
A nightcap should be a one-off, not "one more" of whatever you're drinking.
The nightcap was a makeup of Wednesday night's rainout.
And the nightcap is the one you enjoy just as the birds start to sing.
“And to think I once envied her the match!” she went on meditatively, removing her bonnet and substituting a kind of nightcap intended to keep her hair free from dust.