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chapeau

[ sha-poh; French sha-poh ]
/ ʃæˈpoʊ; French ʃaˈpoʊ /
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noun, plural cha·peaux [sha-pohz; French sha-poh], /ʃæˈpoʊz; French ʃaˈpoʊ/, cha·peaus.
a hat.
Heraldry.
  1. 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.
  2. a cap depicted within a representation of a crown or coronet.
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Origin of chapeau

1515–25; <French; Old French chapel wreath, hat <Late Latin cappellus hood, hat, equivalent to capp(a) (see cap1) + -ellus diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for chapeau

chapeau
/ (ˈʃæpəʊ, French ʃapo) /

noun plural -peaux (-pəʊ, -pəʊz, French -po) or -peaus
a hat

Word Origin for chapeau

C16: from French, from Late Latin cappellus hood, from cappa cap
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