Definition of whitecap in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪtkap


(usually whitecaps) North American
  • A small wave with a foamy white crest: the wind pushed whitecaps across the surface of the water
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    • The wind was blowing hard, driving big waves before it and occasionally pushing whitecaps over their tops.
    • The wind was blowing (you can tell from the whitecaps on the waves), the clouds were low, and it was raining.
    • Far off, other mountain peaks descended into smaller whitecaps and waves of hills that broke against the base of Cadillac Mountain.

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