• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chapelet A kind of chain pump, or dredging machine.
    • Chapelet A pair of straps, with stirrups, joined at the top and fastened to the pommel or the frame of the saddle, after they have been adjusted to the convenience of the rider.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chapelet A pair of stirrup-leathers, with stirrups, joined at the top in a sort of leather buckle, by which they are made fast to the pommel of the saddle.
    • n chapelet In hydraulic engineering, a dredging or water-raising machine, consisting of a chain provided with buckets or with pallets traversing in a trough.
    • n chapelet A metallic chuck or bonnet for holding one end of a cannon in the turning-lathe.
    • n chapelet In founding, a device for holding the core of a mold in position; a grain; specifically, a mass of wrought-iron with projecting arms, used to center the core-barrel in making gun-castings, with the muzzle downward, when the Rodman method of cooling is employed.
    • n chapelet Also chaplet, chapellet.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. See Chaplet


In literature:

Chapelet & Cie.'s list alone.
"Anticipations" by Herbert George Wells
These they keep as the Catholics do their chapelets.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
Les branches sont composees de cylindres enfiles sans ordre, a la suite les uns des autres comme des grains de chapelet.
"The Conquest of Canada (Vol. 1 of 2)" by George Warburton