chapelet

Chapelet

Chap"e*let\, n. [F. See Chaplet.]

1. 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. [Written also chaplet.]

2. A kind of chain pump, or dredging machine.
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