cappabar

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cappabar (plural cappabars)

  1. (nautical) a misappropriation of government property.
    disposing of His Majesty's property was an immemorial practice among His Majesty's servants [...] and in the Navy it went by the name of cappabar. — Patrick O'Brian, "The Mauritius Command".