Cape vs Batwing - What's the difference?

cape | batwing |

As nouns the difference between cape and batwing

is that cape is hard earth layer (while digging) while batwing is the wing of a bat, or its shape.

As an adjective batwing is

shaped like the wing of a bat.



Etymology 1

(etyl) cap, from (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • (geography) A piece or point of land, extending beyond the adjacent coast into a sea or lake; a promontory; a headland.
  • Synonyms
    * chersonese * peninsula * point

    Etymology 2

    (wikipedia cape) (etyl) capa, from .


    (en noun)
  • A sleeveless garment or part of a garment, hanging from the neck over the back, arms, and shoulders, but not reaching below the hips.
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
    See also
    * cloak


  • (nautical) To head or point; to keep a course.
  • The ship capes southwest by south.
  • (obsolete) To gape.
  • (Chaucer)
  • To skin an animal, particularly a deer.
  • Anagrams

    * ----




  • Shaped like the wing of a bat.
  • *1977 , , The Honourable Schoolboy , Folio Society 2010, p. 491:
  • *:The junk was nearer, beating in toward the island, her brown batwing sail suddenly tall and terribly conspicuous against the sky.
  • * 2012 , James E. Ferrell, Cross-Pull (page 385)
  • A tall figure stepped up to the batwing doors of the saloon as Tommy and Matt passed.


    (en noun)
  • The wing of a bat, or its shape.
  • Derived terms

    * batwing sleeve