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chapeau (n.)

"a hat," 1520s, from Middle French chapeau (Old French capel, 12c.) "hat," from Vulgar Latin *cappellus, from Late Latin capellum (also source of Italian cappello, Spanish capelo, Portuguese chapeo), diminutive of cappa (see cap (n.)). Especially a hat forming part of an official costume or uniform.

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Definitions of chapeau from WordNet

chapeau (n.)
headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim;
Synonyms: hat / lid
From wordnet.princeton.edu