chapeau bras

[ brah ]
/ brɑ /

noun

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.

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Origin of chapeau bras

1755–65; <French: arm hat
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Example sentences 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