a high cap of wind

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jacdac

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Lebanese
That was another one of the tanks, and the air resistance in front of him seemed to disappear and a large warm hand pushed him firmly from behind, a hand that fitted every contour of his body from heels to head; it shoved him forward with his toes barely touching the road, and now his face bore the terrified, pants-wetting grin of someone who has been attached to the world’s biggest kite in a high cap of wind and let loose to fly, fly, baby, up into the sky until the wind goes somewhere else, leaving him to scream all the way down in a helpless power-dive.
Source: The Stand by Stephen King
Context: Donald nicknamed Trashcan blew a twin commercial oil can.

What is a high cap of wind?

Thank you.
 
  • Andygc

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    British English
    Good question. Another King special. He probably means an updraft. (That's the AE spelling)
     

    jacdac

    Senior Member
    Lebanese
    Thank you. I take it updraft = the movement upward of air or other gas. (Source: dictionary.com)
     
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