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chaparejos pl (plural only)
- chaps (trousers)
1920, Jackson Gregory, Man to Man:
- In the store the long shelves upon one side held dry-goods, while upon the opposite shelves a miscellany of groceries was displayed; toward the rear was the storekeeper's assortment of hardware near a counter piled high with sweaters, boots, chaparejos, all jumbled hopelessly.
1911, Thomas Carson, Ranching, Sport and Travel:
- To protect our legs we wore over the trousers heavy leather chaparejos, sometimes of bear or buffalo hide.
1910, Edgar Beecher Bronson, The Red-Blooded Heroes of the Frontier:
- Lean, wiry, bronzed men, their legs cased in leather chaparejos, with small boots, high heels, and great spurs, they were, despite their loose, slouchy seat, the best rough-riders in the world.
1905, Will Lillibridge, Ben Blair:
- What he saw was a tall slim young man, in chaparejos and sombrero, the inevitable "repeater" at his hip, solitarily engaged in the process of breaking a bronco.