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ʃæˈpoʊ; -ˈpoʊz, -ˈpoʊcha·peau

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hat, chapeau, lidnoun

    headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim


  1. chapeaunoun

    A hat

  2. chapeaunoun

    The mass of grape solids that floats on the surface during the fermentation of wine

  3. chapeaunoun

    In international law, introductory text appearing in a treaty that broadly defines its principles, objectives, and background.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chapeaunoun

    a hat or covering for the head

    Etymology: [F., fr. OF. chapel hat. See Chaplet.]

  2. Chapeaunoun

    a cap of maintenance. See Maintenance

    Etymology: [F., fr. OF. chapel hat. See Chaplet.]


  1. Chapeau

    "Chapeau" is a French term signifying a hat or other covering for the head. In mainland European heraldry, it is used as a mark of ecclesiastical dignity, especially that of cardinals, which is called the red chapeau. It is worn over the shield by way of crest, as mitres and coronets are. A chapeau is flat, very narrow atop, but with a broad brim, adorned with long silken strings interlaced; suspended from within with rows of tassels, called by the Italians focci, increasing in number as they come lower. The hat was given to them by Innocent IV in 1250, but was not used in arms till the year 1300. Until that time, the cardinals were represented with mitres. Archbishops and patriarchs bore a green hat, with four rows of tassels; bishops wore the same color, but with three; abbots and apostolical prothonotaries with two. The chapeau is also sometimes used as a mark of secular dignity, such as a cap, or coronet armed with ermine, worn by dukes, etc. The crest is borne on the chapeau; and by the chapeau the crest and coat are separated; it being a rule that no crest must touch the shield immediately. Some forms of bicorne were designed to be folded flat, so that they could be conveniently tucked underneath the arm when not being worn. A bicorne of this style is also known as a chapeau-bras or chapeau-de-bras.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chapeau

    sha-pō′, n. a hat. [Fr.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chapeau

    In a military sense, a hat, cap, or other head-covering.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chapeau in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chapeau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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