chapeau

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chapeau headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chapeau (Her) A cap of maintenance. See Maintenance.
    • Chapeau A hat or covering for the head.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chapeau A hat: used in English to denote a plumed hat forming part of an official costume or uniform. Specifically, in the United States army, a military hat pointed in front and behind, which may be folded flat and carried under the arm, worn by officers of the staff corps and departments.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chapeau sha-pō′ a hat.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. OF. chapel, hat. See Chaplet
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.

Usage

In literature:

The constellation resembles a chapeau, or peaked hat, upside down.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
By the by, you'd oblige me greatly if you'd tilt your chapeau a little farther forward.
"A Patriotic Schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
Crest: On a chapeau azure, turned up erm., a boar passant or.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
I tear-r-r off my white apron, my white chapeau.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Are you picking your fall chapeau?
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
He was dressed in white satin, with a black mantle and chapeau.
"Henry IV, Makers of History" by John S. C. Abbott
And I can fix a hat like the dreadful chapeau of hers that came out of the ark.
"Highacres" by Jane Abbott
These abide by one, whereas the head in Salome has become vieux chapeau.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Humbert dismounted, and removing his chapeau, saluted the dignitary with a most finished courtesy.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 8, January, 1851" by Various
Humbert dismounted, and removing his chapeau, saluted the dignitary with a most finished courtesy.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
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In poetry:

And I have seen--not many months ago--
An eastern Governor in chapeau bras
And military coat, a glorious show!
Ride forth to visit the reviews, and ah!
How oft he smiled and bowed to Jonathan!
How many hands were shook and votes were won!
"A Meditation On Rhode-Island Coal" by William Cullen Bryant

In news:

You can spot career waiters, like the ones Philippe Gardelle has filled his restaurant with at Chapeau .
Shamrock Chapeau Charles Kaiser March 20, 1943.
Conditions at Lexington, Blue Grass Airport, KY. Ladies, hats may come and go from fashion, but we all know you can't look truly stylish at the Kentucky Derby unless you are sporting a chic chapeau.
I am still undecided if I'm sassy enough to style a chic chapeau the way my mother does.
Shopping for a Classic Chapeau.
Ladies, hats may come and go from fashion, but we all know you can't look truly stylish at the Kentucky Derby unless you are sporting a chic chapeau.
Street performer Harley Chapeau, left, performs magic tricks for a crowd in Market Square as Jeff Belk and Traci Williams watch.
Chapeau Of Lt Charles Wilkes .
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