chapeau


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cha·peau

 (shă-pō′)
n. pl. cha·peaus or cha·peaux (-pōz′)
A hat.

[French, from Old French chapel, from Vulgar Latin cappellus, diminutive of Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.]

chapeau

(ˈʃæpəʊ; French ʃapo)
n, pl -peaux (-pəʊ; -pəʊz; French -po) or -peaus
(Clothing & Fashion) a hat
[C16: from French, from Late Latin cappellus hood, from cappa cap]

cha•peau

(ʃæˈpoʊ)

n., pl. -peaux (-ˈpoʊz, -ˈpoʊ)
-peaus.
a hat.
[1515–25; < French; Old French chapel wreath, hat < Late Latin cappellus hood, hat]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chapeau - headdress that protects the head from bad weatherchapeau - headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
busby, shako, bearskin - tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions
boater, leghorn, Panama hat, straw hat, Panama, sailor, skimmer - a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
bonnet, poke bonnet - a hat tied under the chin
bowler hat, derby, derby hat, plug hat, bowler - a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim
brim - a circular projection that sticks outward from the crown of a hat
campaign hat - a broad-brimmed felt hat with a high crown; formerly worn by the United States Army and Marine personnel
cavalier hat, slouch hat - a soft felt hat with a wide flexible brim
cocked hat - hat with opposing brims turned up and caught together to form points
cowboy hat, ten-gallon hat - a hat with a wide brim and a soft crown; worn by American ranch hands
crown - the part of a hat (the vertex) that covers the crown of the head
deerstalker - a tight-fitting hat with visors front and back; formerly worn by hunters
dress hat, opera hat, silk hat, top hat, stovepipe, high hat, beaver, topper - a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
dunce cap, dunce's cap, fool's cap - a cone-shaped paper hat formerly placed on the head of slow or lazy pupils
fedora, felt hat, homburg, Stetson, trilby - a hat made of felt with a creased crown
fur hat - a hat made of fur
hatband - a band around the crown of a hat just above the brim
headdress, headgear - clothing for the head
woman's hat, millinery - hats for women; the wares sold by a milliner
shovel hat - a stiff broad-brimmed hat with the brim turned up at the sides and projecting in front; worn by some clergymen in Britain
snap-brim hat - a hat with a snap brim
sombrero - a straw hat with a tall crown and broad brim; worn in American southwest and in Mexico
sou'wester - waterproof hat with wide slanting brim longer in back than in front
sun hat, sunhat - a hat with a broad brim that protects the face from direct exposure to the sun
titfer - a hat (Cockney rhyming slang: `tit for tat' rhymes with `hat')
toque - a tall white hat with a pouched crown; worn by chefs
tirolean, tyrolean - soft green felt hat with a feather or brush cockade
References in classic literature ?
But the little chap seized him at once by the nose; gave it a swing and a pull; clapped the big chapeau de-bras upon his head; knocked it down over his eyes and mouth; and then, lifting up the big fiddle, beat him with it so long and so soundly, that what with the belfry-man being so fat, and the fiddle being so hollow, you would have sworn that there was a regiment of double-bass drummers all beating the devil's tattoo up in the belfry of the steeple of Vondervotteimittiss.
We reached the restaurant on the height called the Chapeau at four in the afternoon.
His majesty was arrayed in a magnificent military uniform, stiff with gold lace and embroidery, while his shaven crown was concealed by a huge chapeau bras, waving with ostrich plumes.
In fact, everybody in the room bore on his head this characteristic emblem of man's sovereignty; whether it were felt hat, palm-leaf, greasy beaver, or fine new chapeau, there it reposed with true republican independence.
They were skiing Le Couloir Du Chapeau, a steep section of the famous Grands Montets ski area at an altitude of 1700 metres, and the weather was clear and sunny.
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En revanche, elle aura forcement affaire a l'une des equipes formant le premier chapeau des tetes de series, a l'image du Gabon, pays hote, de la Cote d'Ivoire, du Ghana et de la Tunisie.
ats off - or should we say, chapeau, chapeau - to Cardiff cyclists Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe.
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by Lolita Keon (maiden name Archambault), Born in Chapeau, Pontiac
CHAPEAU to Sir Bob of Moncur for his excellent balanced article in Monday's Chronicle compared with the hysteria generated in the past two weeks by ex players and reporters.