: the metal mounting or trimming of a scabbard or sheath

Word History


Middle English, scabbard, from Anglo-French, cape, from Late Latin cappa

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chape was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near chape

Cite this Entry

“Chape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chape. Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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