chapiteau

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Late Latin capitellum, from Latin capitulum.

NounEdit

chapiteau m (plural chapiteaux)

  1. A circus tent, or any similar set-up used for spectacles or events.
  2. (architecture) The capital of a column, baluster or similar structure.
  3. (aeronautics) The conical part at the front end of a rocket.
  4. (chemistry) The top part of an alembic, where condensation occurs.
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