The shako was ornamented in front with a white death's-head, and one would not have believed that a skull could be so ornamental.
If I had but a frock and a shako, thought I, I could make my way.
You mustn't wear that shako; you'd soon be picked off with that tower of black fur on your head.
The young man let fall his shako from his hand, and laid it on his sword-hilt.
As I watched the approach to the town, I caught sight of the bayonet and shako of a soldier rising above the brow of a hill.
Two of these had the number of their regiment on their shako.
One man gravely wore a gilt coronet crammed over the crown of his shako.
"I congratulate you," said the captain, as I picked up my shako.
She would have none of these in her kitchen; and so the sabre and shako were hidden away in a cupboard.
Seeing that he was not wanted further, he touched his shako and withdrew.
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 German zacken "point, spike," but which Hungarian sources regard as of unknown origin.