[ shak-oh, shey-koh ]
/ ˈʃæk oʊ, ˈʃeɪ koʊ /
noun, plural shak·os or shack·os, shak·oes or shack·oes.
a military cap in the form of a cylinder or truncated cone, with a visor and a plume or pompon.
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Origin of shako
1805–15; < French schako < Hungarian csákó, short for csákós (süveg) peaked (cap), adj. derivative of csák peak < Middle High German zacke peak, point; see tack1
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British Dictionary definitions for shacko (1 of 2)
/ (ˈʃækəʊ) /
noun plural shackos or shackoes
a variant spelling of shako
British Dictionary definitions for shacko (2 of 2)
/ (ˈʃækəʊ) /
noun plural shakos, shakoes, shackos or shackoes
a tall usually cylindrical military headdress, having a plume and often a peak, popular esp in the 19th century
Word Origin for shako
C19: via French from Hungarian csákó, from Middle High German zacke a sharp point
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