This fillet is the commonest crest support, and the others, chapeau or coronet, are themselves sometimes set upon a torse.
He was dressed in white satin, with a black mantle and chapeau.
There seemed no alternative, and the poor man bestowed the contraband laces in his chapeau.
The Black Prince's helmet with chapeau and crest is also preserved at Canterbury.
No crest is now granted without either wreath, coronet, or chapeau.
I can put it on as an actor on the stage wears a chapeau of the Quatorze time.
I go this evening to the chapeau Rouge—Monsieur knows the house—facing the river; wine excellent—drainage leaves to be desired.
But the nymph answered not: perhaps she was cold, and retained the chapeau for her own private wearing.
Some number of crests will be found to have been granted to be borne upon a "chapeau" in lieu of wreath or coronet.
Du Maurier's drawings left no doubt as to the identity, for in one Whistler wears the chapeau bizarre over his curls.
1520s, from Middle French chapeau (Old French capel, 12c.) "hat," from Vulgar Latin *cappellus, from Late Latin capellum (also source of Italian cappello, Spanish capelo, Portuguese chapeo), diminutive of cappa (see cap (n.)).