capping

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cap +‎ -ing.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

capping

  1. Present participle of cap.

Noun[edit]

capping (plural cappings)

  1. The act of removing one's hat as a token of respect.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.17:
      I am very prodigall of cappings, namely in Summer, and I never receive any from what quality of men soever, but I give them as good and as many as they bring, except he be some servant of mine.
  2. (geology) Rock that overlies a mineral deposit.
  3. The process of covering a borehole in order to seal an oil well.
  4. The selling of a security etc. close to an expiry date.
  5. (mathematics) The conversion of a polyhedron into a stellated polyhedron by raising a pyramid on each face.