chape

noun
\ˈchāp, ˈchap \

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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