2. A string of beads, or part of a string, used by Roman Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary, or fifty
Her chaplet of beads and her missal.
3. (Arch.) A small molding, carved into beads, pearls, olives, etc.
4. (Man.) A chapelet. See Chapelet, 1.
5. (Founding) A bent piece of sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a core in
place in the mold.
6. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head. Johnson.
(Chap"let), n. A small chapel or shrine.
(Chap"let), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chapleted.] To adorn with a chaplet or with flowers. R. Browning.
(Chap"man) n.; pl. Chapmen [AS. ceápman; ceáp trade + man man; akin to D. koopman,
Sw. köpman, Dan. kiöpmand, G. kaufmann.f. Chap to cheapen, and see Cheap.]
1. One who buys and sells; a merchant; a buyer or a seller. [Obs.]
The word of life is a quick commodity, and ought not, as a drug to be obtruded on those chapmen who
are unwilling to buy it.
2. A peddler; a hawker.
(Chap"py) Full of chaps; cleft; gaping; open.
(Chaps) n. pl. The jaws, or the fleshy parts about them. See Chap. "Open your chaps again."
(Chap"ter) n. [OF. chapitre, F. chapitre, fr. L. capitulum, dim. of caput head, the chief person
or thing, the principal division of a writing, chapter. See Chief, and cf, Chapiter.]
1. A division of a book or treatise; as, Genesis has fifty chapters.
2. (Eccl.) (a) An assembly of monks, or of the prebends and other clergymen connected with a cathedral,
conventual, or collegiate church, or of a diocese, usually presided over by the dean.(b) A community of
canons or canonesses.(c) A bishop's council.(d) A business meeting of any religious community.
3. An organized branch of some society or fraternity as of the Freemasons. Robertson.
4. A meeting of certain organized societies or orders.
5. A chapter house. [R.] Burrill.
6. A decretal epistle. Ayliffe.
7. A location or compartment.
In his bosom! In what chapter of his bosom? Chapter head, or Chapter heading, that which stands at the head of a chapter, as a title. Chapter
house, a house or room where a chapter meets, esp. a cathedral chapter. The chapter of accidents,