chape

chape

[cheyp]
noun
the lowermost terminal mount of a scabbard.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French: (metal) covering < Late Latin cappa; see cap1, cape1

chapeless, adjective
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chape (tʃeɪp)
 
n
1.  a metal tip or trimming for a scabbard
2.  the metal tongue of a buckle
 
[C14: from Old French: hood, metal cover, from Late Latin cappacap]
 
'chapeless
 
adj

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