Meaning of “foolscap” in the English Dictionary

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"foolscap" in British English

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foolscapnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfuːl.skæp/ us /ˈfuːl.skæp/

Examples from literature

  • One was affixed to a yellowish paper, the other drawn on plain white foolscap. 
  • She took a sheet of foolscap, and made it into four sheets of note paper. 
  • The letter was a long one, covering several sheets of foolscap. 
  • The manuscript of his journal occupies forty foolscap pages. 
  • This he did in a fine bold hand on four sides of foolscap. 

(Definition of “foolscap” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foolscap" in Business English

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foolscapnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfuːlskæp/ us

paper of a standard size, measuring 17.2 centimetres x 21.6 centimetres:

a page/sheet of foolscap

(Definition of “foolscap” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)