Chap meaning

chăp
A man or boy; a fellow.
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The definition of a chap is a man or boy.

A man is an example of a chap.

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A man or boy; fellow.
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Chapter.
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To chap is defined as to become cracked or dry.

When your skin becomes dry and prone to cracking, this is an example of a time when your skin begins to chap.

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A chapped place in the skin.
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Chaplain.
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A sore roughening or splitting of the skin, caused especially by cold or exposure.
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(Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol) An access control protocol for dialing into a network that provides a moderate degree of security. When the client logs onto the network, the network access server (NAS) sends the client a random value (the challenge). The client encrypts the random value with its password, which acts as an encryption key. It then sends the encrypted value to the NAS, which forwards it along with the challenge and username to the authentication server. The CHAP server encrypts the challenge with the password stored in its database for the user and matches its results with the response from the client. If they match, it indicates the client has the correct password, but the password itself never left the client's machine. See PAP, EAP, PPP and challenge/response.
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An authentication scheme used in Pointto-Point Protocol (PPP) remote access servers (RASs) to validate the identity of a remote user. CHAP employs a challenge-response mechanism that challenges the remote user with a random number.The user responds with a digest, which is an encrypted password based on the random number challenge.The RAS then decrypts the password using that same random number key to verify the identity of the remote user. This approach is much more secure that the predecessor Password Authentication Protocol (PAP). See also authentication, encryption, PAP, password, PPP, and RAS.
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To cause (the skin) to roughen, redden, or crack, especially as a result of cold or exposure.

The headwind chapped the cyclist's lips.

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To split or become rough and sore.

Skin that chaps easily in winter.

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To crack open; split; roughen, as the skin from exposure to cold.
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Origin of chap

  • Middle English chappen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for chapman

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition