The definition of a chape is a metal piece on the tip of a sheath for a sword or dagger.(noun)
An example of a chape is a piece of silver decorating the end of a sheath.
See chape in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr, a cape < LL cappa: see cape
See chape in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French, hood, head covering
Origin: , from Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.
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