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Difference between Black cap and Black hat

black cap

1. a warbler:

  • We followed a pleasant path through trees and soon found ourselves listening to the sweet bubbling song of a black cap.

2. (UK hist.) a cap put on by a judge before sentencing a person to death:

  • He acquitted two men and then placed the black cap on his head and sentenced the other two to death.

black hat

1. (coll.) the bad party in a situation (from the color of hat traditionally worn by the bad character in Western films):

  • Past entertainment had a moral content—the white hats won and the black hats lost.

2. (Austral. sl.) a new immigrant:

  • I’d never let it be said that a black hat had cut me out.