Chape (?), n. [F., a churchman's cope, a cover, a chape, fr. L. cappa. See Cap.]
The piece by which an object is attached to something, as the frog of a scabbard or the metal loop at the back of a buckle by which it is fastened to a strap.
The transverse guard of a sword or dagger.
The metal plate or tip which protects the end of a scabbard, belt, etc.
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