Main meanings of whitecapping in English

: whitecapping1whitecapping2

whitecapping1

noun

historical
  • The action of "whitecap"; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Boston Globe. From whitecap + -ing.

Pronunciation

whitecapping

/ˈwʌɪtkapɪŋ/

Main meanings of whitecapping in English

: whitecapping1whitecapping2

whitecapping2

adjective

  • Of waves: capped with foam. Also of a body of water: covered with white-crested waves.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Jack London (1876–1916), writer, war correspondent, and agronomist. From whitecap + -ing.

Pronunciation

whitecapping

/ˈwʌɪtkapɪŋ/