1》 a sleeveless cloak, especially a short one.
↘a part of a longer coat or cloak that falls loosely over the shoulders from the neckband.
2》 N. Amer. the pelt from the head and neck of an animal.
■ verb N. Amer. skin the head and neck of (an animal) to prepare a hunting trophy.
C16: from Fr., from Provençal capa , from late L. cappa 'covering for the head'.
■ noun a headland or promontory.
↘( the Cape ) the Cape of Good Hope.
↘( the Cape ) the former Cape Province of South Africa.
ME: from OFr. cap , from Provençal, based on L. caput 'head'.