Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A hat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hat: used in English to denote a plumed hat forming part of an official costume or uniform.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A hat or covering for the head.
  • noun (Her.) A cap of maintenance. See Maintenance.
  • noun a hat so made that it can be compressed and carried under the arm without injury. Such hats were particularly worn on dress occasions by gentlemen in the 18th century. A chapeau bras is now worn in the United States army by general and staff officers.

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  • noun A hat
  • noun The mass of grape solids that floats on the surface during the fermentation of wine
  • noun In international law, introductory text appearing in a treaty that broadly defines its principles, objectives, and background.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun headdress that protects the head from bad weather; has shaped crown and usually a brim

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Old French chapel, from Vulgar Latin cappellus, diminutive of Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.]

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French

Examples

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  • In cycling, an exclamation of approbation or admiration.

    May 2, 2008

  • In French, too. The English equivalent would be "hats off to you!"

    October 17, 2008