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chape

[cheyp] /tʃeɪp/
noun
1.
the lowermost terminal mount of a scabbard.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French: (metal) covering < Late Latin cappa; see cap1, cape1
Related forms
chapeless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chape

chape

/tʃeɪp/
noun
1.
a metal tip or trimming for a scabbard
2.
the metal tongue of a buckle
Derived Forms
chapeless, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Old French: hood, metal cover, from Late Latin cappacap
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