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.
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Valued at $8 million to $12 million, Femme au chapeau humorously represents a bearded lady in a childlike outfit.
I was struck by the bishop's dress, for it was the first time I had seen the black knickerbockers and the three-cornered chapeau.My Life in Many States and in Foreign Lands|George Francis Train
They wore a sword, carried a chapeau under the arm, wore laces and frills, and coats with cuffs heavy with gold lace.The Old Furniture Book|N. Hudson Moore
The coat and chapeau belonged to General Dodge, an important leader in the war.
He certainly wore no chapeau, and his coat was not in the least la militaire, for it was a dusky brown frock.Pencil Sketches|Eliza Leslie
There seemed no alternative, and the poor man bestowed the contraband laces in his chapeau.