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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Origin of chapeau
Example sentences from the Web for chapeau
Of the chapeaux upon which crests are represented in the early Garter plates the following facts may be observed.A Complete Guide to Heraldry|Arthur Charles Fox-Davies
Their swords and chapeaux, which they had thrown under a tree, formed such a picturesque heap!Pencil Sketches|Eliza Leslie
John,” said the woman with nine chapeaux, “I got another new hat to-day.
Now what do you say: I have two chapeaux d'uniforme, if you please!The Secret of Charlotte Bront|Frederika Macdonald
However, it is only just to say that the chapeaux of Joseph Thorndyke were unique.