noun, plural cha·peaux [sha-pohz; French sha-poh] /ʃæˈpoʊz; French ʃaˈpoʊ/, cha·peaus.
- 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.
- chaparral lily,
- chaparral pea,
- chapeau bras,
- chapel de fer,
- chapel hill,
- chapel of ease
Origin of chapeau
Examples from the Web for chapeau
At each side of the platform there should be a page, holding the chapeau and side arms of the bridegroom.
The crest granted was: "On a chapeau sable, turned up or, a demi-lion rampant of the last."A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
The Lunden family had christened the original "Chapeau de Paille," and the present picture has ever since retained the same title.
Prince Albert is seated directly behind the queen, holding his chapeau in his hand.
I think a modern in an antique dress as just an object of ridicule as a Hercules or Marius with a periwig and a chapeau bras.The Writings of Thomas Jefferson|Thomas Jefferson
noun plural -peaux (-pəʊ, -pəʊz, French -po) or -peaus
Word Origin for chapeau
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.)).