from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large black cap, usually of sheepskin or felt, worn in Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, and neighboring regions.
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- n. Alternative spelling of calpack.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large black cap of sheepskin worn by Armenians and Turks.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a high-crowned black cap (usually made of felt or sheepskin) worn by men in Turkey and Iran and the Caucasus
-- [MS.]  The calpac is the solid cap or centre part of the head-dress; the shawl is wound round it, and forms the turban.
The calpac or cap has a crown similar in color to the cartridge-pockets, with a band of long, black goat's hair or white sheep's wool, which hanging down about the brows imparts a wild fierceness of expression to the dark, flashing eyes, and boldly cut features.
A cloth cloak, a silk gown, a silk jacket, camlet trowsers, yellow or red morocco boots, a shawl for the waist, with a waistcoat, shirt, and a calpac or turban, form the dress of a gentleman or merchant.
The bearers were distinguished by large fur caps, decorated with red cloth, resembling the calpac of the Armenians, and every individual carried in his hand a long thin wax taper.
The calpac of the Greek differs from that of the Armenian, by having a hole at the top, out of which peeps a bit of red cloth.
I made my way to the square where the paper was printed, to find that, even there, the ground was closely strewn with calpac and pugaree, black abayeh and fringed praying-shawl, hob-nail and sandal, figured lungi and striped silk, all very muddled and mauled.
The Tartar skull shines from under a high taper calpac, the
It was a mixed ritual of colours here in boot and hat: yellow for Mussulman, red boots, black calpac for Armenian, for the Effendi a white turban, for the Greek a black.
But the judge did not let him wear it, Yalcin said, "the Republic can be defended wearing a calpac."