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From Old French chapelet.


  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈtʃæplət/, /ˈtʃæplɪt/


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. A moulding in the form of a string of beads; a bead-moulding.
  4. A small chapel or shrine.
  5. A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in place in the mould.
  6. Alternative form of chapelet
  7. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)

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