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Definition of chaplet (Meaning of chaplet)
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Chapelet Chap"e*let, n. [F. See {Chaplet}.]
	     1. A pair of straps, with stirrups, joined at the top and
	        fastened to the pommel or the frame of the saddle, after
	        they have been adjusted to the convenience of the rider.
	        [Written also {chaplet}.]
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	     2. A kind of chain pump, or dredging machine.
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	  Chaplet Chap"let, n. [F. chapelet, dim. of OF. chapel hat,
	     garland, dim. fr. LL. cappa. See {Cap}, and cf. {Chapelet},
	     {Chapeau}.]
	     1. A garland or wreath to be worn on the head.
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	     2. A string of beads, or part of a string, used by Roman
	        Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary, or fifty beads.
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	              Her chaplet of beads and her missal.  --Longfellow.
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	     3. (Arch.) A small molding, carved into beads, pearls,
	        olives, etc.
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	     4. (Man.) A chapelet. See {Chapelet}, 1.
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	     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.
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	     6. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head. --Johnson.
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	  Chaplet Chap"let, n.
	     A small chapel or shrine.
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	  Chaplet Chap"let, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chapleted}.]
	     To adorn with a chaplet or with flowers. --R. Browning.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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