(SHAY-koh) [Hungarian] A military hat, usually cylindrical, with a visor and a plume on top.

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  • shako — shako …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • shako — ou schako [ ʃako ] n. m. • 1828, 1761; hongr. csákó ♦ Ancienne coiffure militaire rigide, à visière, imitée de celle des hussards hongrois. Shako de saint cyrien orné du casoar. ● shako nom masculin (hongrois csákó) Coiffure militaire, de forme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Shako — Shak o, n. [Hung. cs[ a]k[ o]: cf. F. shako, schako.] A kind of military cap or headdress. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shako — (n.) cylindrical soldier s hat with plume, 1815, from Hungarian csákó, short for csákós süveg peaked cap, from adjectival form of csáko peak, projecting point of a cow s horn, which some European etymologists derive from Ger. zacken point, spike …   Etymology dictionary

  • Shako — A high military hat originally of fur …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • shako — ► NOUN (pl. shakos) ▪ a peaked cylindrical military hat with a plume or pompom. ORIGIN Hungarian csákó (süveg) peaked (cap) …   English terms dictionary

  • shako — [shak′ō] n. pl. shakos [Fr schako < Hung csákó < ?] a stiff, cylindrical military dress hat, usually with a flat top and a plume …   English World dictionary

  • Shako — A Shako of a French Navy uniform of the 19th century. A shako is a tall, cylindrical military cap, usually with a peak (British English) or visor (American English) and sometimes tapered at the top. It is usually adorned with some kind of… …   Wikipedia

  • Shako — Le shako (schako ou mirliton) est un couvre chef militaire, en forme de cône tronqué avec une visière ; il était souvent en poils et décoré d une plume (nommée casoar), d un pompon ou d un galon. Le mot shako, qui faisait partie de l… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • shako — noun (plural shakos or shakoes) Etymology: French, from Hungarian csákó Date: 1793 a stiff military hat with a high crown and plume …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • SHAKO — s. m. (On prononce Chaco. ) Sorte de bonnet à l usage des hussards et de la plupart des corps d infanterie …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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