from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A French military cap with a flat circular top and a visor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cap with a flat circular top and a visor, particularly associated with French uniforms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A military cap having a close-fitting band, a round flat top sloping toward the front, and a visor. As originally worn by the French in Algeria about 1830 it was tall and stiff with a straight visor. It is now lower, has a curved visor, and is frequently soft.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of cap first worn by French troops in Algeria, and since much worn by other French troops and in other countries, as well as in public schools and institutions, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a cap with a flat circular top and a visor
N American Civil War Inf. w/kepi and blanket MM 001 +
His kepi is on his head, and against his uniform jacket with its long row of brass buttons he holds his right hand: Only his thumb and forefinger are left.
I came home wearing a blue kepi and a carrying a toy musket.
Also, he looked great in uniform, whether with helmet in this late photo or kepi in this earlier one.
This thought comes to me the way a boogie board tied to your wrist does in the wake of a showy speedboat: with a smash to the kepi.
There were a couple of chaps with muskets looking on, and Ilderim was having his arm bandaged by a fellow in a kepi and spectacles.
The insignia on his kepi, the hat unique to the French military, is torn away and thrown into the dirt.
I read somewhere that the kepi was looked down upon, but was nonetheless popular.
See the wiki entry for kepi on why it may have been looked down upon.
Through the large glass doors Bond saw a black Mercedes 300D, driven by a man in a kepi.