chapeau bras



a small three-cornered hat, worn by gentlemen in full dress in the 18th century, that could be folded flat and carried under the arm.

Nearby words

  1. chaparral pea,
  2. chapati,
  3. chapbook,
  4. chape,
  5. chapeau,
  6. chapel,
  7. chapel de fer,
  8. chapel hill,
  9. chapel of ease,
  10. chapelry

Origin of chapeau bras

1755–65; < French: arm hat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for chapeau bras

  • Death habited as a modern beau, with chapeau-bras, brings his urinal to the Doctor for inspection.

    The Dance of Death|Francis Douce
  • One hand holds her Saxon green muffetee, under one arm is her chapeau-bras.

    English Costume|Dion Clayton Calthrop