shako

[shak-oh, shey-koh]
noun, plural shakos, shakoes.
a military cap in the form of a cylinder or truncated cone, with a visor and a plume or pompon.
Also, shacko.


Origin:
1805–15; < French schako < Hungarian csákó, short for csákós (süveg) peaked (cap), adj. derivative of csák peak < Middle High German zacke peak, point; see tack1

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shako or shacko (ˈʃækəʊ)
 
n , pl shakos, shakoes, shackos, shackoes
a tall usually cylindrical military headdress, having a plume and often a peak, popular esp in the 19th century
 
[C19: via French from Hungarian csákó, from Middle High German zacke a sharp point]
 
shacko or shacko
 
n
 
[C19: via French from Hungarian csákó, from Middle High German zacke a sharp point]

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shako
cylindrical soldier's hat with plume, 1815, from Hungarian csákó, short for csákós süveg "peaked cap," from adj. form of csáko "peak, projecting point of a cow's horn," which some European etymologists derive from Ger. zacken "point, spike," but which Hungarian
sources regard as of unknown origin.
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Plumed shako has crossed cannons, indicating artillery.
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