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French, a churchman's cope, a cover, a chape, from Latin cappa.
chape (plural chapes)
- (archaic) The piece by which an object is attached to something, such as the frog of a scabbard or the metal loop at the back of a buckle by which it is fastened to a strap.
- (archaic) The transverse guard of a sword or dagger.
- (archaic) The lower metallic cap of a sword's scabbard.
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chape f (plural chapes)
- (archaic) cape, cloak
- cope, cappa (ceremonial cape)
- (nautical) gin block
- tread (of tyre)
- (manufacturing) clevis
From French échapper (“to escape”)
- cape (sleeveless garment)
chape (infinitive chapar)