Redcap meaning

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(UK, archaic) The European goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis).
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A porter, usually in a railroad station.
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A baggage porter, as in a railroad station.
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(brit., informal) A military policeman.
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(UK) A member of the Royal Military Police a unit in the British army.
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(US) A porter in a US railway station. [Etymology: On Labor Day, 1890, John Williams, an African-American railway porter, tied a red ribbon to his black uniform cap to stand out from the crowd at Grand Central Terminal. The strategy was so successful that it was soon adopted by others in the profession, leading to the synecdochic use of redcap as a term for all railway porters.]
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(UK, folklore) A type of evil goblin or imp.
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A breed of poultry. See red cap.
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