Chiefly British A sheet of writing or printing paper measuring approximately 13 by 16 inches.(noun)
A fool's cap.(noun)
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Use "foolscap" in a sentence
"The next day I bought two sheets of foolscap from the schoolmaster, and after tea I betook myself to the granary, barred the door, and fell to writing my sermon."
"Just stumbled over the 'foolscap' comment, some months after you wrote it."
"I had a notion that "foolscap" was paper that was of poor quality, normally not used for writing, but fibrous enough to be used for printing."