Chape Definition

chāp, chăp
A metal plate or mounting on a scabbard or sheath, esp. a protection for the point.
Webster's New World

Origin of Chape

  • Middle English from Old French hood, head covering from Late Latin cappa hooded cloak

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

  • French, a churchman's cope, a cover, a chape, from Latin cappa.

    From Wiktionary

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