Cho*pine" (?), n. [Cf. OF. chapin, escapin, Sp. chapin, Pg. chapim.]

A clog, or patten, having a very thick sole, or in some cases raised upon a stilt to a height of a foot or more.

[Variously spelt chioppine, chopin, etc.]

Your ladyship is nearer to heaven than when I saw you last, by the altitude of a chopine. Shak.

 

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