Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A steel skullcap formerly worn by members of the military.
  • n. A kind of cavalry helmet seen in the English Civil War.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hood-shaped bandage for the head, the shoulder, or the stump of an amputated limb.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small skull-cap of iron worn by light-armed men, such as archers, in the middle ages. Also written cappeline, chapeline.

Etymologies

French (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • At the Eaux Bonnes, our female attendant wore her red-peaked _capeline_ in the house, which had a singular effect, but was by no means pretty: indeed, the only impression it gives me is, that it is precisely the costume which seems to suit _a daunce o 'witches_; and cannot by possibility be softened into anything in the least pleasing to the eye.

    BĂ©arn and the Pyrenees A Legendary Tour to the Country of Henri Quatre

  • She'll cut the capeline and resew it with trims to create a unique shape, or to affix a more decorative brim.

    News-Gazette.com

  • Her winning hat, Sterling Silver Rose in Bloom, a woven capeline ribbon and straw hat that boasts a lavender-colored rose, is a crowning accomplishment.

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