- 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
How to use chapeau in a sentence
It is believed to have been worn on artillery chapeaux de bras as early as 1808.American Military Insignia 1800-1851|J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.
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
Now what do you say: I have two chapeaux d'uniforme, if you please!The Secret of Charlotte Bront|Frederika Macdonald
John,” said the woman with nine chapeaux, “I got another new hat to-day.
Their swords and chapeaux, which they had thrown under a tree, formed such a picturesque heap!Pencil Sketches|Eliza Leslie