noun, plural cha·peaux [sha-pohz; French sha-poh] /ʃæˈpoʊz; French ʃaˈpoʊ/, cha·peaus.
- a hat.
- 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.
- a cap depicted within a representation of a crown or coronet.
noun plural -peaux (-pəʊ, -pəʊz, French -po) or -peaus
- a hat
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.)).