- a hat.
- 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
Examples from the Web for 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
- a hat
Word Origin and History 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.)).