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 for Flat cap
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Flat \Flat\ (fl[a^]t), a. [Compar. Flatter (fl[a^]t"r[~e]r);
     superl. Flattest (fl[a^]t"t[e^]st).] [Akin to Icel. flatr,
     Sw. flat, Dan. flad, OHG. flaz, and AS. flet floor, G.
     fl["o]tz stratum, layer.]
     1. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so,
        without prominences or depressions; level without
        inclination; plane.
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              Though sun and moon
              Were in the flat sea sunk.            --Milton.
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     2. Lying at full length, or spread out, upon the ground;
        level with the ground or earth; prostrate; as, to lie flat
        on the ground; hence, fallen; laid low; ruined; destroyed.
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              What ruins kingdoms, and lays cities flat! --Milton.
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              I feel . . . my hopes all flat.       --Milton.
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     3. (Fine Arts) Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without
        points of prominence and striking interest.
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              A large part of the work is, to me, very flat.
                                                    --Coleridge.
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     4. Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink
        flat to the taste.
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     5. Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit;
        monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition.
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              How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable
              Seem to me all the uses of this world. --Shak.
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     6. Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings;
        depressed; dull; as, the market is flat.
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     7. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive;
        downright.
  
     Syn: flat-out.
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                Flat burglary as ever was committed. --Shak.
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                A great tobacco taker too, -- that's flat.
                                                    --Marston.
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     8. (Mus.)
        (a) Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals,
            minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A
            flat.
        (b) Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound.
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     9. (Phonetics) Sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the
        sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a
        nonsonant (or sharp) consonant.
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     10. (Golf) Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft;
         -- said of a club.
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     11. (Gram.) Not having an inflectional ending or sign, as a
         noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb,
         without the addition of a formative suffix, or an
         infinitive without the sign to. Many flat adverbs, as in
         run fast, buy cheap, are from AS. adverbs in -["e], the
         loss of this ending having made them like the adjectives.
         Some having forms in ly, such as exceeding, wonderful,
         true, are now archaic.
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     12. (Hort.) Flattening at the ends; -- said of certain
         fruits.
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     Flat arch. (Arch.) See under Arch, n., 2. (b).
  
     Flat cap, cap paper, not folded. See under Paper.
  
     Flat chasing, in fine art metal working, a mode of
        ornamenting silverware, etc., producing figures by dots
        and lines made with a punching tool. --Knight.
  
     Flat chisel, a sculptor's chisel for smoothing.
  
     Flat file, a file wider than its thickness, and of
        rectangular section. See File.
  
     Flat nail, a small, sharp-pointed, wrought nail, with a
        flat, thin head, larger than a tack. --Knight.
  
     Flat paper, paper which has not been folded.
  
     Flat rail, a railroad rail consisting of a simple flat bar
        spiked to a longitudinal sleeper.
  
     Flat rods (Mining), horizontal or inclined connecting rods,
        for transmitting motion to pump rods at a distance.
        --Raymond.
  
     Flat rope, a rope made by plaiting instead of twisting;
        gasket; sennit.
  
     Note: Some flat hoisting ropes, as for mining shafts, are
           made by sewing together a number of ropes, making a
           wide, flat band. --Knight.
  
     Flat space. (Geom.) See Euclidian space.
  
     Flat stitch, the process of wood engraving. [Obs.] -- Flat
     tint (Painting), a coat of water color of one uniform shade.
        
  
     To fall flat (Fig.), to produce no effect; to fail in the
        intended effect; as, his speech fell flat.
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              Of all who fell by saber or by shot,
              Not one fell half so flat as Walter Scott. --Lord
                                                    Erskine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cap \Cap\ (k[a^]p), n. [OE. cappe, AS. c[ae]ppe, cap, cape,
     hood, fr. LL, cappa, capa; perhaps of Iberian origin, as
     Isidorus of Seville mentions it first: "Capa, quia quasi
     totum capiat hominem; it. capitis ornamentum." See 3d Cape,
     and cf. 1st Cope.]
     1. A covering for the head; esp.
        (a) One usually with a visor but without a brim, for men
            and boys;
        (b) One of lace, muslin, etc., for women, or infants;
        (c) One used as the mark or ensign of some rank, office,
            or dignity, as that of a cardinal.
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     2. The top, or uppermost part; the chief.
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              Thou art the cap of all the fools alive. --Shak.
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     3. A respectful uncovering of the head.
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              He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks.
                                                    --Fuller.
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     4. (Zool.) The whole top of the head of a bird from the base
        of the bill to the nape of the neck.
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     5. Anything resembling a cap in form, position, or use; as:
        (a) (Arch.) The uppermost of any assemblage of parts; as,
            the cap of column, door, etc.; a capital, coping,
            cornice, lintel, or plate.
        (b) Something covering the top or end of a thing for
            protection or ornament.
        (c) (Naut.) A collar of iron or wood used in joining
            spars, as the mast and the topmast, the bowsprit and
            the jib boom; also, a covering of tarred canvas at the
            end of a rope.
        (d) A percussion cap. See under Percussion.
        (e) (Mech.) The removable cover of a journal box.
        (f) (Geom.) A portion of a spherical or other convex
            surface.
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     6. A large size of writing paper; as, flat cap; foolscap;
        legal cap.
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     Cap of a cannon, a piece of lead laid over the vent to keep
        the priming dry; -- now called an apron.
  
     Cap in hand, obsequiously; submissively.
  
     Cap of liberty. See Liberty cap, under Liberty.
  
     Cap of maintenance, a cap of state carried before the kings
        of England at the coronation. It is also carried before
        the mayors of some cities.
  
     Cap money, money collected in a cap for the huntsman at the
        death of the fox.
  
     Cap paper.
        (a) A kind of writing paper including flat cap, foolscap,
            and legal cap.
        (b) A coarse wrapping paper used for making caps to hold
            commodities.
  
     Cap rock (Mining), The layer of rock next overlying ore,
        generally of barren vein material.
  
     Flat cap, cap See Foolscap.
  
     Forage cap, the cloth undress head covering of an officer
        of soldier.
  
     Legal cap, a kind of folio writing paper, made for the use
        of lawyers, in long narrow sheets which have the fold at
        the top or "narrow edge."
  
     To set one's cap, to make a fool of one. (Obs.) --Chaucer.
  
     To set one's cap for, to try to win the favor of a man with
        a view to marriage. [Colloq.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  flat cap
      n 1: a flat woolen cap with a stiff peak [syn: cloth cap,
           flat cap]

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