Definition of drop capital in English:

drop capital

(also drop initial)

noun

  • A large capital letter at the beginning of a section of text, occupying more than the depth of one line.

    • ‘Just in case you haven't already guessed yet, all I did was to replace the first letter in my opening paragraph, with a drop capital image.’
    • ‘Online, the drop capital looks just as good on web pages as it does in print.’