- a large black cap of sheepskin or other heavy material, worn by Armenians, Turks, etc.
Origin of calpac
First recorded in 1805–15, calpac is from the Turkish word kalpak
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Examples from the Web for calpac
The calpac is the solid cap or centre part of the head-dress; the shawl is wound round it, and forms the turban.The Works Of Lord Byron, Vol. 3 (of 7)
The calpac of the Greek differs from that of the Armenian, by having a hole at the top, out of which peeps a bit of red cloth.
calpack or kalpak
- 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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