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chaplet

[ chap-lit ]
/ ˈtʃæp lɪt /
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noun
a wreath or garland for the head.
a string of beads.
Roman Catholic Church.
  1. a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for counting prayers.
  2. 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.
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Origin of chaplet

1325–75; Middle English chapelet wreath <Old French. See chapeau, -et

OTHER WORDS FROM chaplet

chap·let·ed, adjectiveun·chap·let·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chaplet

chaplet
/ (ˈtʃæplɪt) /

noun
an ornamental wreath of flowers, beads, etc, worn on the head
a string of beads or something similar
RC Church
  1. a string of prayer beads constituting one third of the rosary
  2. 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

Derived forms of chaplet

chapleted, adjective

Word Origin for chaplet

C14: from Old French chapelet garland of roses, from chapel hat; see chapeau
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