chape

[cheyp]
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noun

the lowermost terminal mount of a scabbard.

Nearby words

  1. chaparral cock,
  2. chaparral lily,
  3. chaparral pea,
  4. chapati,
  5. chapbook,
  6. chapeau,
  7. chapeau bras,
  8. chapel,
  9. chapel de fer,
  10. chapel hill

Origin of chape

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

Related formschape·less, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for chape

chape

noun

a metal tip or trimming for a scabbard
the metal tongue of a buckle
Derived Formschapeless, adjective

Word Origin for chape

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

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