verb (used with object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.
- to recondition (a worn automobile tire) by cementing on a strip of prepared rubber and vulcanizing by subjecting to heat and pressure in a mold.
- a recapped tire.
verb (used with or without object), re·capped, re·cap·ping.
- to recapitulate.
verb (ˈriːˌkæp, riːˈkæp) -caps, -capping or -capped
- informal short for recapitulate
1856, “put a cap on again,” from re- + cap (n.). Specific sense “put a strip of rubber on the tread of a tire” is 1920s. As a shortened form of recapitulate, it dates from 1920s. Related: Recapped; recapping.