- a capital, as on a pilaster or vaulting shaft, engaged in masonry on one or more sides.
- a small capital.
Origin of chaptrel
1670–80; chapter + -el < Latin -ellum diminutive suffix
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Chaptrel, chap′trel, n. the capital of a pillar which supports an arch.