CHAPLET, n. A pair of stirrup leathers, with stirrups, joined at the top in a sort of leather buckle, by which they are made fast to the pommel of the saddle, after they have been adjusted to the length and bearing of the rider.
CHAP'LET, n. [Fr. chapelet.]
- A garland or wreath to be worn on the head; the circle of a crown.
- A string of beads used by Papists by which they count the number of their prayers. They are made sometimes of coral, wood, of diamonds, &c., and are called paternosters. The invention is ascribed to Peter the Hermit, who probably learnt it in the East, as the Orientals use a kind of chaplet, called a chain, rehearsing one of the perfections of God on each link, or head. The Great Mogul is said to have eighteen of these chains, all precious stones. The Turks also use a kind of chaplet in reciting their prayers. – Encyc.
- In architecture, a little molding, carved into round beads, pearls, olives or the like.
- In horsemanship, a chapelet, – which see.
- A tuft of feathers on a peacock's head. – Johnson.
- A small chapel or shrine. – Hammond.
- A garland or wreath to
be worn on the head.
- A small chapel or
- To adorn with a chaplet or
- A string of beads, or part of a
string, used by Roman Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary,
or fifty beads.
- A small molding, carved
into beads, pearls, olives, etc.
- A chapelet. See
- 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