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A flat cap with a peak at the front.
- ‘This guy has got a peak cap on and everything, he tells us he's off to get the limo’.’
- ‘Four young boys, dressed in blue overalls and different coloured peak caps, sat astride four large ostriches and held on tightly to the reins.’
- ‘In the past the hat has been used as an indication of wealth or status within society, for example at the turn of the twentieth century you had top hats referring to the upper classes and the peak cap to the working classes.’
- ‘He had added colour with a blue backwards peak cap.’
- ‘He had a white peak cap on his head which was turned backwards.’
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