- a round, slightly tapered, brimless fur hat worn especially in Russia.
Origin of shapka
< Russian shápka hat, cap, Old Russian: headgear for men, cognate with Serbo-Croatian šȁpka, probably < Middle Low German schapël (with Slavic suffix -ka) < Old French chapel (see chapeau); compare Czech čapka, Slovak čapica, Polish czapka, with č perhaps directly < Old French
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Examples from the Web for shapka
We camped at the stone wall of Shapka, one of the headquarters of the nomads.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 2 (of 2)