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shako

or shack·o

[ shak-oh, shey-koh ]
/ ˈʃæk oʊ, ˈʃeɪ koʊ /
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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 shako

shako

shacko

/ (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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