- a woman's close-fitting hat with a deep, bell-shaped crown and often a narrow, turned-down brim.
- a bell-shaped glass cover placed over a plant to protect it from frost and to force its growth.
- a bell-shaped metal or glass cover placed over a plate to keep food warm or fresh.
Origin of cloche
Examples from the Web for cloche
But am I wrong to assume that this movie was 90 minutes of Jolie looking worried in a cloche hat?If I Ran the Oscars
January 23, 2009
He forgot that; kept the cloche moving; fought the wind with his will as with his body.The Trail of the Hawk
I followed down a narrow but well-beaten trail, and so at the end of a half-mile came to the meadow and the post of Cloche.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
By this time "Cloche" has been spelled, so that the next question is, "Was it the bell?"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
- a bell-shaped cover used to protect young plants
- a woman's almost brimless close-fitting hat, typical of the 1920s and 1930s
Word Origin and History for cloche
type of bell jar, 1882, from French cloche "bell, bell glass" (12c.), from Late Latin clocca "bell" (see clock (n.1)). As a type of women's hat, recorded from 1907, so called from its shape.