chape

noun
\ ˈchāp How to pronounce chape (audio) , ˈchap How to pronounce chape (audio) \

Definition of chape

: the metal mounting or trimming of a scabbard or sheath

First Known Use of chape

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chape

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

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“Chape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chape. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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