Definitions for: Chapeau


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



Webster (1913) Definition: Cha`peau", n.; pl. Chapeux. [F., fr. OF. chapel hat.
See Chaplet.]
1. A hat or covering for the head.

2. (Her.) A cap of maintenance. See Maintenance.

Chapeau bras[F. chapeau hat + bras arm], a hat so made that
it can be compressed and carried under the arm without
injury. Such hats were particularly worn on dress
occasions by gentlemen in the 18th century. A chapeau bras
is now worn in the United States army by general and staff
officers.

Synonyms: hat, lid

See Also: bearskin, beaver, boater, bonnet, bowler, bowler hat, brim, busby, campaign hat, cavalier hat, cocked hat, cowboy hat, crown, deerstalker, derby, dress hat, dunce cap, dunce's cap, fedora, felt hat, fool's cap, fur hat, hatband, headdress, headgear, high hat, homburg, leghorn, millinery, opera hat, Panama, Panama hat, pith hat, pith helmet, plug hat, poke bonnet, porkpie, porkpie hat, sailor, shako, shovel hat, silk hat, skimmer, slouch hat, sombrero, sou'wester, Stetson, stovepipe, straw hat, sun helmet, ten-gallon hat, titfer, top hat, topee, topi, topper, toque, trilby, tyrolean, woman's hat

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