- 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.
a metal plate or mounting on a scabbard or sheath, esp. a protection for the point
Origin of chapeMiddle English ; from Old French a cape ; from Late Latin cappa: see cape
A metal tip or mounting on a scabbard or sheath.
Origin of chapeMiddle English, from Old French, hood, head covering, from Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.