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shako

[shak-oh, shey-koh] /ˈʃæk oʊ, ˈʃeɪ koʊ/
noun, plural shakos, shakoes.
1.
a military cap in the form of a cylinder or truncated cone, with a visor and a plume or pompon.
Also, shacko.
Origin
1805-1815
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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British Dictionary definitions for shakoes

shako

/ˈʃækəʊ/
noun (pl) shakos, shakoes, shackos, shackoes
1.
a tall usually cylindrical military headdress, having a plume and often a peak, popular esp in the 19th century
Word Origin
C19: via French from Hungarian csákó, from Middle High German zacke a sharp point
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Word Origin and History for shakoes

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 German zacken "point, spike," but which Hungarian sources regard as of unknown origin.

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