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or cal·pack also kal·pac  (kăl′păk′, kăl-păk′)
A large black cap, usually of sheepskin or felt, worn in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, and neighboring regions.

[Ottoman Turkish qalpāq; akin to Tatar and Uyghur qalpaq, perhaps ultimately from an Iranian source such as Middle Persian kulāfak, cap, diminutive of kulāf, hat.]


(ˈkælpæk) ,




(Clothing & Fashion) a large black brimless hat made of sheepskin or felt, worn by men in parts of the Near East
[C16: from Turkish kalpāk]


(ˈkæl pæk)

a large black cap, as of sheepskin, worn in the Near East.
[1805–15; < Turkish kalpak]
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Noun1.calpac - a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
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