What does foolscap mean?

Definitions for foolscapˈfulzˌkæp

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolscap(noun)

    a size of paper used especially in Britain


  1. foolscap(Noun)

    Writing paper sheets measuring 13.25 x 16.5 inches

  2. foolscap(Noun)

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

  3. foolscap(Noun)

    Printing paper measuring 13.5 inches x 17 inches.

  4. Origin: Probably from a watermark of a fool's cap.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foolscap(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [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.


  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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