Definition of

Chapeau

  1. (noun, artifact) headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

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Synonyms of Chapeau

hat, lid

Origin of the word Chapeau

  1. 1523, from Fr. chapeau (O.Fr. capel, 12c.) "hat," from L. capellum (cf. It. cappello, Sp. capelo, Port. chapeo), dim. of cappa (see cap). more

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