Chap"let (?), n. [F. chapelet, dim. of OF. chapel hat, garland, dim. fr. LL. cappa. See Cap, and cf. Chapelet, Chapeau.]


A garland or wreath to be worn on the head.


A string of beads, or part of a string, used by Roman Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary, or fifty beads.

Her chaplet of beads and her missal. Longfellow.

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.


A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head.



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Chap"let, n.

A small chapel or shrine.


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Chap"let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chapleted.]

To adorn with a chaplet or with flowers.

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