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From Old French chapelet.



chaplet (plural chaplets)

  1. A garland or circlet for the head.
  2. (archaic) 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, other than the Rosary, typically prayed with a string of beads.
    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 metal support for a cylindrical pipe.
  9. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  10. Alternative form of chapelet

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