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Meaning of chapeau

cha•peau

Pronunciation: (sha-pō' Fr. sha-pō'), [key]
— pl. -peaux -peaus.
  1. a hat.
    1. a representation of a low-crowned hat with a turned-up brim, usually of a different tincture, used either as a charge or as part of a crest.
    2. a cap depicted within a representation of a crown or coronet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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