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Having a peak.
- ‘I carry two different hats, a peaked cap, and a hat with a flap which covers the ears and back of the neck.’
- ‘Some villages appeared to have been recently vacated, their neatly tended walled compounds of round mud huts and peaked thatched roofs empty of people and animals.’
- ‘Resplendent in white gloves and peaked cap, the traffic policeman watched helplessly.’
- ‘Smart camouflage jackets and peaked caps replaced the rags and turbans of the past.’
- ‘They said he was wearing a dark blue fleece and a peaked cap.’
- ‘They wear peaked caps, and heavy duffle coats, on top of neat uniforms.’
- ‘On his head he wore a brown tweed peaked cap and tufts of soft brown hair stuck out from beneath.’
- ‘He is described as being aged between 30 and 40 and was wearing jeans, a dark jacket and a peaked cap.’
- ‘He was wearing a white peaked baseball cap, blue jeans and a grey, long-sleeved cotton jacket.’
- ‘His head was covered by a peaked cap and his face hidden behind a black gas mask.’
- ‘‘Good afternoon, Mr. Lakes,’ Jude returned with a tip of his peaked cap.’
- ‘He seemed to be an old-fashioned post-man, with a crisp blue suit and peaked cap.’
- ‘They're black with a peaked beret and red armband.’
- ‘‘But I have his hat,’ Josie told her, holding up the dripping tweed peaked cap.’
- ‘He was wearing a white peaked cap with the cap turned backwards on his head.’
- ‘I was dressed in shirt and shorts wearing a long peaked cap and polarised sunglasses and I was covered with lots of sunscreen.’
- ‘I drove the A40, Pat beside me wearing a peaked officer's cap.’
- ‘He was of medium build and wore dark jeans, a canvas coat and a peaked crash helmet with a luminous yellow design.’
- ‘As I got out of the car I noted Geraldine was wearing a light blue zip-up top, matching blue trousers and a blue peaked cap.’
- ‘He didn't carry an umbrella, but wore his peaked cap to ward off the rain.’
[predicative] Gaunt and pale from illness or fatigue:‘you do look a little peaked’
careworn, tired, drained, drawn, raddledView synonyms
- ‘Jenny Jones was a thin woman now, and looked peaked and sickly.’
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