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 OFr, 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