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.
Origin of chapeau
Related Words for chapeauhelmet, fedora, headgear, cap, cover, hood, coronet, headdress, chapeau, capote, lid, straw, bucket, bonnet, sailor, skimmer, millinery, Stetson, Panama, bowler
Examples from the Web for chapeau
Historical Examples of chapeau
He was dressed in white satin, with a black mantle and chapeau.Henry IV, Makers of History
John S. C. Abbott
Crest: On a chapeau azure, turned up erm., a boar passant or.Shakespeare's Family
Mrs. C. C. Stopes
The Black Prince's helmet with chapeau and crest is also preserved at Canterbury.English Heraldic Book-stamps
The "Chapeau Rouge" was well reported on, and there we lunched.Adventures of a Despatch Rider
W. H. L. Watson
She flung on her habit, and held her hand out for her chapeau.Stage Confidences
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.)).