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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.]
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(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]
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(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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Wilkinson, who lived in the Danubian Principalities during 1812-1818: "the National costume of boyars is not different from that of Turkish upper classes, with the only difference of the turban that it is replaced by some sort of unusual tall cap named calpac, made of grey Astrakhan fur in shape of a pear.