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From Old French chapelet.



chaplet (plural chaplets)

  1. A garland or circlet for the head.
  2. A string of beads, especially when making up five decades of the rosary.
    • Longfellow
      her chaplet of beads and her missal
  3. (Catholicism) A set of repetitive prayers, typically prayed with a string of beads, but not usually including the Rosary.
    The Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows of Mary consists of seven sets of Hail Marys.
  4. (Catholicism, specifically) The Chaplet of Divine Mercy, the most well-known chaplet in the Catholic Church.
    People often pray the chaplet at 3:00 pm to commemorate Jesus' death.
  5. A moulding in the form of a string of beads; a bead-moulding.
  6. A small chapel or shrine.
  7. A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the mould.
  8. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  9. Alternative form of chapelet

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