from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To replace a cap or caplike covering on: recapped the bottle.
  • transitive v. To restore (a used tire of a motor vehicle) to usable condition by bonding new rubber onto the worn tread and lateral surface.
  • n. A tire that has been recapped.
  • transitive v. To recapitulate: recapped the headlines at the end of the news broadcast.
  • n. A recapitulation, as of a news report.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A recapitulation.
  • v. To recapitulate.
  • v. To seal (something) again with a cap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
  • n. a used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
  • v. summarize briefly


re- + cap (Wiktionary)
Shortened from recapitulate/recapitulation (Wiktionary)



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