Main meanings of pitch-cap in English

: pitch-cap1pitch-cap2

pitch-cap1

Pronunciation /ˈpɪtʃkap/

noun

historical
  • A cap lined with hot pitch, especially one used as an instrument of torture by the military during the Irish rebellion of 1798.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From pitch + cap.

Main meanings of pitch-cap in English

: pitch-cap1pitch-cap2

pitch-cap2

Pronunciation /ˈpɪtʃkap/

verb

historical
  • To torture (a person) with a pitch-cap.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Irish Magazine. From pitch-cap.