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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.]
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(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]
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n., pl. -peaux (-ˈpoʊz, -ˈpoʊ)
a hat.
[1515–25; < French; Old French chapel wreath, hat < Late Latin cappellus hood, hat]
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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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
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