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Definitions for foolscap
ˈfulzˌkæpfoolscap

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolscapnoun

    a size of paper used especially in Britain

Wiktionary

  1. foolscapnoun

    Writing paper sheets measuring 13.25 x 16.5 inches

    Etymology: Probably from a watermark of a fool's cap.

  2. foolscapnoun

    Such a sheet folded or cut in half, thus approximately 8 x 13.25 inches.

    Etymology: Probably from a watermark of a fool's cap.

  3. foolscapnoun

    Printing paper measuring 13.5 inches x 17 inches.

    Etymology: Probably from a watermark of a fool's cap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foolscapnoun

    a writing paper made in sheets, ordinarily 16 x 13 inches, and folded so as to make a page 13 x 8 inches. See Paper

    Etymology: [So called from the watermark of a fool's cap and bells used by old paper makers. See Fool's cap, under Fool.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Foolscap

    fōōlz′kap, n. a long folio writing or printing paper, varying in size (17×13½ in., 16¾×13½ in., &c.), so called from having originally borne the water-mark of a fool's cap and bells.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Foolscap

    A size of paper which from time immemorial has had for its watermark a fool’s cap and bells.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foolscap in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foolscap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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