- a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for counting prayers.
- the prayers recited over this.
- chaplin, charlie,
- chapman stick
Origin of chaplet
Examples from the Web for chaplet
I have had to pledge the last pearl of the chaplet, but I knew that Meg would redeem it.'Stray Pearls|Charlotte M. Yonge
What had become of her jewels, her bracelets of diamonds, her chaplet of pearls?The Spanish Cavalier|Charlotte Maria Tucker
His head is encircled with a chaplet of living serpents, that, entwined among his hair, keep up a constant hissing.The Tiger Hunter|Mayne Reid
Those who wore the chaplet of twigs upon the head were obliged to abstain from meat for four days.Ceremonies of the Pomo Indians|Samuel Alfred Barrett
There she found five flowrets, of which she made a chaplet covered with roses.Women of Medival France|Pierce Butler
- a string of prayer beads constituting one third of the rosary
- the prayers counted on this string
Word Origin for chaplet
late 14c., from Old French chapelet (Old North French capelet) "garland, rosary," properly "a small hat," diminutive of chape, chapeau "headdress, hood, hat" (see chapeau).