a cap of cool breeze

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jacdac

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Lebanese
The sun obliged her by ducking behind a cloud, and a cap of cool breeze materialized to briefly soothe her overheated skin and flushed, swollen face.
Source: Lisey's Story by Stephen King

What does a cap mean in this context ?

Thank you
 
  • jacdac

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    Lebanese
    Thank you. What then would be the meaning of the expression a cap of cool breeze ? The character in this scene did not put on a cap or a hat.
     

    Minnesota Guy

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    American English - USA
    A possible interpretation is this: just as a cap can give one relief from the sun, the cool breeze gave her relief from the heat, briefly. But that is a tentative explanation, for this (to me) strange choice of words.
     
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