any of a variety of brimless head coverings, sometimes made with a visor

A cap is a form of headgear or headware. Caps have crowns that fit very close to the head. They have been used in almost every society, especially those societies which have colder weather.

A typical flat cap commonly worn in Europe
A German field cap
Baseball cap

They made their first appearance as early as 3,200BC.[1] Caps typically have a visor, but sometimes have no brim at all.[2] They are popular in casual and informal settings, and are seen in sports and fashion.[2] They are designed for warmth, and often have a visor to block sunlight from the eyes. They come in many shapes, sizes, and are of different brands. Baseball caps are one of the most common types of cap.[3]


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  3. "Baseball Hat & Cap History". Retrieved 2020-11-17.