chape

[ cheyp ]
/ tʃeɪp /

noun

the lowermost terminal mount of a scabbard.

Origin of chape

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French: (metal) covering < Late Latin cappa; see cap1, cape1

Related forms

chape·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chape

chape

/ (tʃeɪp) /

noun

a metal tip or trimming for a scabbard
the metal tongue of a buckle

Derived Forms

chapeless, adjective

Word Origin for chape

C14: from Old French: hood, metal cover, from Late Latin cappa cap
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