Definition of ant cap in English:

ant cap


  • A shield fitted on top of a building's supports to prevent termites from entering the building from the foundations.

    ‘the property is supported on concrete pillars with steel ant caps to guard against infestation’
    • ‘The presence of an ant-cap will not prevent a colony of termites from gaining access to a building.’
    • ‘You are then left with a nail wedged between the ant cap and the underside of the bearer.’
    • ‘Avoid storing anything made of wood beneath the house and install ant-caps to stumps in order to help identify a termite problem in its early stages.’
    • ‘There was an ant cap on top of the piers, but no concrete footing.’
    • ‘A popular misconception held by many houseowners is that ant caps are necessary.’