Definition of chaplet in English:

chaplet

Syllabification: chap·let
Pronunciation: /ˈCHaplət
 
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noun

  • 1A garland or wreath for a person’s head.
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    • In the Middle Ages young women wore wreaths of gold and eventually gave way to chaplets.
    • Improvising hastily, the papal legate Guala is said to have crowned the new king with a chaplet of flowers.
    • Cheered by dynastic thoughts, he forgets his disdain for the wedding-favour, a chaplet of carnations, he is obliged to wear.
  • 2A string of 55 beads (one third of the rosary number) for counting prayers, or as a necklace.
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    • A special person or event in the Catholic tradition, or a beloved Catholic devotion inspires the choice of materials for each chaplet or set of rosary beads.
    • Usually no special color is prescribed for the beads of the various chaplets.
  • 3A metal support for the core of a hollow casting mold.
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    • To this end numerous metal ‘core pins' or ‘chaplets ' are pushed through the wax shell to span the gap between the core and the outer mould.
    • If the design is such that there is insufficient support to hold the core in position, then metal supports called chaplets are used.
    • In addition, with the one-piece core, no chaplets are needed to support the core.

Derivatives

chapleted

adjective
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  • Myself, chapleted with stripped leaves of olive, I will bear offerings.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French chapelet, diminutive of chapel 'hat', based on late Latin cappa 'cap'.

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