Whitecap White"cap`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The European redstart; -- so called from its white forehead. (b) The whitethroat; -- so called from its gray head. (c) The European tree sparrow. [1913 Webster]

2. A wave whose crest breaks into white foam, as when the wind is freshening. [1913 Webster]

3. A member of a self-appointed vigilance committee attempting by lynch-law methods to drive away or coerce persons obnoxious to it. Some early ones wore white hoods or masks. [U. S.] -- {White"cap`}, v. -- {White"cap`per}, n. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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