Pronunciation: (sha-pō'; Fr. sha-pō'), [key]
—pl. -peauxPronunciation: (-pōz'; Fr. -pō'), [key] -peaus.
1. a hat.
a. a representation of a low-crowned hat with a turned-up brim, usually of a different tincture, used either as a charge or as part of a crest.
b. a cap depicted within a representation of a crown or coronet.
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