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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: ME < OFr, a cape < LL cappa: see cape
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Origin: Middle English, from Old French, hood, head covering, from Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.