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.
Origin of chapeau
Related Words for chapeauxhelmet, fedora, headgear, cap, cover, hood, coronet, headdress, capote, lid, straw, bucket, bonnet, sailor, skimmer, millinery, Stetson, Panama, bowler, boater
Examples from the Web for chapeaux
Historical Examples of chapeaux
Now what do you say: I have two chapeaux d'uniforme, if you please!The Secret of Charlotte Bront
However, it is only just to say that the chapeaux of Joseph Thorndyke were unique.
Their swords and chapeaux, which they had thrown under a tree, formed such a picturesque heap!Pencil Sketches
John,” said the woman with nine chapeaux, “I got another new hat to-day.
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
noun plural -peaux (-pəʊ, -pəʊz, French -po) or -peaus
Word Origin for chapeau
1520s, from Middle French chapeau (Old French capel, 12c.) "hat," from Vulgar Latin *cappellus, from Late Latin capellum (also source of Italian cappello, Spanish capelo, Portuguese chapeo), diminutive of cappa (see cap (n.)).