Pronunciation: (ku-pōt'; Fr. ka-pôt'), [key]
—pl. -potesPronunciation: (-pōts'; Fr. -pôt'). [key]
1. a long cloak with a hood.
2. a close-fitting, caplike bonnet worn by women and children in the mid-Victorian period.
3. a bullfighter's cape; capa.
4. an adjustable top or hood of a vehicle, as a buggy. Also,capot.
Pronunciation: (ku-pō'tē), [key]
Truman, 1924–84, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
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