Meaning of shapka in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʃapkə/


  • A brimless Russian hat of fur or sheepskin.

    ‘People roamed the city, adorned in wool overcoats and shapkas ranging in color from brown to black.’
    • ‘Fur shapkas, the classic winter headgear, cost from $15 for lowly rabbit to over $200 for fox.’
    • ‘The oddest thing about the shapkas is that I have never seen one with the ear flaps down.’
    • ‘But amid the crowd of padded coats and fur shapkas we couldn't tell who was a taxi owner, who was an agent or driver, and who was just a bystander.’
    • ‘We gasped for breath as we hung our fur shapkas on the hat-stand.’


Russian, literally ‘hat’.