- a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for counting prayers.
- the prayers recited over this.
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
British Dictionary definitions for chaplet
- a string of prayer beads constituting one third of the rosary
- the prayers counted on this string