- The definition of a chape is a metal piece on the tip of a sheath for a sword or dagger.
An example of a chape is a piece of silver decorating the end of a sheath.
chape definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French a cape ; from Late Latin cappa: see cape
chape definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, hood, head covering, from Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.