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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