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chapeau bras

[brah] /brɑ/
a small three-cornered hat, worn by gentlemen in full dress in the 18th century, that could be folded flat and carried under the arm.
Origin of chapeau bras
1755-65; < French: arm hat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One hand holds her Saxon green muffetee, under one arm is her chapeau-bras.

    English Costume Dion Clayton Calthrop
  • Death habited as a modern beau, with chapeau-bras, brings his urinal to the Doctor for inspection.

    The Dance of Death Francis Douce

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