• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chape The metal plate or tip which protects the end of a scabbard, belt, etc.
    • Chape The piece by which an object is attached to something, as the frog of a scabbard or the metal loop at the back of a buckle by which it is fastened to a strap.
    • Chape The transverse guard of a sword or dagger.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chape A metal tip or case serving to strengthen the end of a scabbard.
    • n chape A similar protection for the end of a strap or belt.
    • n chape In bronze-casting, the outer shell or case of the mold, sometimes consisting of a sort of composition which is applied upon the wax, and sometimes of an outer covering or jacket of plaster in which the pieces of the earthen mold are held together.
    • n chape A barrel containing another barrel which holds gun-powder.
    • n chape That part of an object by which it is attached to something else, as the sliding loop on a belt to which a bayonet-scabbard is secured, or the back-piece by which a buckle is fixed to a strap or a garment.
    • n chape The end of a bridle-rein where it is buckled to the bit.
    • n chape Among hunters, the tip of a fox's tail.
    • chape To furnish with chapes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chape chāp the plate of metal at the point of a scabbard: the catch or hook by which the sheath of a weapon was attached to the belt
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., a churchman's cope, a cover, a chape, fr. L. cappa,. See Cap
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—Low L. capa, a cap.


In literature:

Anyhow, it's clane, and it came chape enough.
"Paul the Peddler" by Horatio Alger, Jr.
CHAPE, a thin metal blade at the end of a scabbard.
"Red Gauntlet" by Sir Walter Scott
This is a chape hotel, isn't it?
"Brave and Bold" by Horatio Alger
The straps and chapes are sewn on quite close to the frame, straps 10 inches long by 1 inch, chapes 41/2 inches by 1 inch.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
Stones is plinty, and chape enough.
"Strangers at Lisconnel" by Barlow Jane
Don't be standin' when sittin' down is chape enough, even for the poor.
"Flint" by Maud Wilder Goodwin
The chape of a sword-scabbard.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
They must run a chape little thing to the Dargle, about two miles away, along the roadside, just as Balfour showed them the way.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
I saw a scabbard in Jolo, which had a pearl as large as a musket-ball at the end of the chape.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 - Volume 40 of 55" by Francisco Colin
As for the London burgesses, their knife-chapes, girdles and pouches are in clean silver.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
To cut the matter short, he tould me the skipper had sould me as chape as a speckled orange!
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
For a pair of horses, keep the two short chapes outmost, and the loops on the middle downward.
"Domestic Animals" by Richard L. Allen
Well, there's wan ye kin hev' fer sivin cints, dirt chape at that.
"In Wild Rose Time" by Amanda M. Douglas
The Chape de Saint Martin was a banner imitating in form a cape or cloak, and was of blue.
"Flags:" by Andrew Macgeorge
Item, j. swerde with a gyld chape.
"The Paston Letters, Volume III (of 6)"
Brake rod end Chape de tige de frein.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas