Etymology
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shako (n.)

also chako, cylindrical soldier's headdress with plume or pompon, 1815, from Hungarian csákó, short for csákós süveg "peaked cap," from adjectival form of csákó "peak, projecting point of a cow's horn," which some European etymologists derive from German zacken "point, spike," but which Hungarian sources regard as of unknown origin. Worn by infantry soldiers in 18c.-19c.

updated on July 26, 2022

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Definitions of shako from WordNet

shako (n.)
tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions;
Synonyms: bearskin / busby
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