from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A dark blue knitted cap worn in cold weather, especially by enlisted naval personnel.
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- n. A knitted cap, such as the one worn by a seaman when on watch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a knitted dark blue wool cap worn by seamen in cold or stormy weather
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He pulled a pair of leather gloves on his hands, then got out of the car, his watch cap stretched tightly over his face, the pistol-grip shotgun held at an upward angle.
It was the tall hippie boy first glimpsed at the teller’s window, now in the shape of pure counterculture wraith—a Prince Valiant hank of hair that flopped over ears, an out-of-place Zapata mustache—and he was himself in the costume of the day, the tight jeans, the Army field jacket, the crunching black of Navy blue watch cap pulled low.