- a hat.
- a representation of a low-crowned hat with a turned-up brim, usually of a different tincture, used either as a charge or as part of a crest.
- a cap depicted within a representation of a crown or coronet.
Origin of chapeau
Examples from the Web for chapeaux
Now what do you say: I have two chapeaux d'uniforme, if you please!The Secret of Charlotte Bront</p>
However, it is only just to say that the chapeaux of Joseph Thorndyke were unique.
Their swords and chapeaux, which they had thrown under a tree, formed such a picturesque heap!Pencil Sketches
John,” said the woman with nine chapeaux, “I got another new hat to-day.
Of the chapeaux upon which crests are represented in the early Garter plates the following facts may be observed.A Complete Guide to Heraldry
Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
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Word Origin and History for chapeaux
1520s, from Middle French chapeau (Old French capel, 12c.) "hat," from Vulgar Latin *cappellus, from Late Latin capellum (also source of Italian cappello, Spanish capelo, Portuguese chapeo), diminutive of cappa (see cap (n.)).