Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
†KNAPSCAP, n. Also napskape. A helmet or headpiece. Liter. or hist.
Sc. c.1800 Jamie Telfer in
Child Ballads No. 190 A. xxxi.:
But Simmy was striken oer the head, And thro the napskape it is gane. Sc. 1830 R. Chambers James I. I. iii.:
We find in this case vassals secretly assembled, knapscaps privately burnished up. Sc. 1903 Chambers's Jnl. (11 July) 511:
Other curiosities are a “knapscap”, a leathern cap covered with thin crossed straps of steel, worn by the Borderers under the blue bonnet.
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