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Meaning of CHAPEAU

Pronunciation:  sha'pow

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

CHAPEAU is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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