a wreath or garland for the head.
a string of beads.
Roman Catholic Church.
a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for counting prayers.
the prayers recited over this.
Architecture. a small molding carved to resemble a string of beads; astragal.
Metallurgy. an object for separating the core of a mold from a wall, composed of the same metal as the casting and forming an integral part of it.
- chap·let·ed, adjective
- un·chap·let·ed, adjective
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How to use chaplet in a sentence
“chaplet”—a wreath or garland signed for by him in his ambitious hopes—expresses his birth-date by Con.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Here it seems to mean a gold-embroidered band, worn as a chaplet.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems | Geoffrey Chaucer
And so she twines together the white flowers, the yellow flowers, and the red flowers, into a chaplet.Child Life In Town And Country | Anatole France
You have found out already that you are only looking at a chaplet of cameos, with just enough of story to string them together.Sword and Gown | George A. Lawrence
In the meantime the Princess Periezade, several times a day after her brother's departure, counted her chaplet.The Arabian Nights | Unknown
British Dictionary definitions for chaplet
an ornamental wreath of flowers, beads, etc, worn on the head
a string of beads or something similar
a string of prayer beads constituting one third of the rosary
the prayers counted on this string
a narrow convex moulding in the form of a string of beads; astragal
a metal support for the core in a casting mould, esp for the core of a cylindrical pipe
- chapleted, adjective
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