meaning of capo

capo meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"leader of a Mafia 'family,' " 1952, Italian, literally "head" (see head (n.)).

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  • "pitch-altering product for a stringed tool," 1946, brief for capo tasto (1876), from Italian, actually "head stop" (see mind (n.)).

capo meaning in General Dictionary

the pinnacle of a branch of an organized criminal activity syndicate

Sentence Examples with the word capo

From the capo di Miseno on the north-west to the Punta della Campanella on the south-east, or more than 52 m.

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