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shako

or shacko

[shak-oh, shey-koh] /ˈʃæk oʊ, ˈʃeɪ koʊ/
noun, plural shakos or shackos, shakoes or shackoes.
1.
a military cap in the form of a cylinder or truncated cone, with a visor and a plume or pompon.
Origin of shako
1805-1815
1805-15; < French schako < Hungarian csákó, short for csákós (süveg) peaked (cap), adj. derivative of csák peak < Middle High German zacke peak, point; see tack1
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  • It was true that I had been to blame for taking the soldier's shako, but after all, he had commenced.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • He sprang up with a loud oath, and knocked my shako off my head.

    Sir Jasper Carew Charles James Lever
  • If I had but a frock and a shako, thought I, I could make my way.

  • The young man let fall his shako from his hand, and laid it on his sword-hilt.

  • Two of these had the number of their regiment on their shako.

  • The young officer, his hand to his shako, ran up to his superior.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • One of these, in its explosion, knocked off my shako and killed a man beside me.

  • "I congratulate you," said the captain, as I picked up my shako.

  • Seeing that he was not wanted further, he touched his shako and withdrew.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • He took off his shako and ran his hand through his mop of red hair.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
British Dictionary definitions for shako

shako

/ˈʃækəʊ/
noun (pl) shakos, shakoes, shackos, shackoes
1.
a tall usually cylindrical military headdress, having a plume and often a peak, popular esp in the 19th century
Word Origin
C19: via French from Hungarian csákó, from Middle High German zacke a sharp point
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Word Origin and History for shako
n.

cylindrical soldier's hat with plume, 1815, from Hungarian csákó, short for csákós süveg "peaked cap," from adjectival form of csáko "peak, projecting point of a cow's horn," which some European etymologists derive from German zacken "point, spike," but which Hungarian sources regard as of unknown origin.

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