noun, plural shak·os or shack·os, shak·oes or shack·oes.
Origin of shako
Examples from the Web for shako
Historical Examples of shako
One of these, in its explosion, knocked off my shako and killed a man beside me.
As it was the sword pierced through his shako and out poured the gold pieces by thousands on to the highroad.The Poor Plutocrats
His only answer was to check his charger, take off his shako, and bend his forehead to his saddle-bow.
You may know one of them by his tall turban, like a shako, though sometimes it is rolled like a conch-shell.Across India
"I congratulate you," said the captain, as I picked up my shako.
noun plural shakos, shakoes, shackos or shackoes
Word Origin for shako
cylindrical soldier's hat with plume, 1815, from Hungarian csákó, short for csákós süveg "peaked cap," from adjectival form of csáko "peak, projecting point of a cow's horn," which some European etymologists derive from German zacken "point, spike," but which Hungarian sources regard as of unknown origin.