chapeaux


noun, plural cha·peaux [sha-pohz; French sha-poh] /ʃæˈpoʊz; French ʃaˈpoʊ/, cha·peaus.

  1. a hat.
  2. Heraldry.
    1. a representation of a low-crowned hat with a turned-up brim, usually of a different tincture, used either as a charge or as part of a crest.
    2. a cap depicted within a representation of a crown or coronet.

noun plural -peaux (-pəʊ, -pəʊz, French -po) or -peaus

  1. a hat
n.

1520s, from Middle French chapeau (Old French capel, 12c.) “hat,” from Vulgar Latin *cappellus, from Late Latin capellum (also source of Italian cappello, Spanish capelo, Portuguese chapeo), diminutive of cappa (see cap (n.)).

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