scabbard

(redirected from chape)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to chape: chappie

scabbard

[′skab·ərd]
(ordnance)
A sheath with an open top; it is usually made of leather or canvas and is designed to protect edged weapons, rifles, carbines, and submachine guns from the elements and rough usage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
chape prior to agonistic and mating behavior has been reported in previous studies (Alexander and Otte 1967, Boake 1984, de Mello and dos Reis 1994, Prado 2006).
It is a relatively minor club tournament but one that has taken on added interest this year as Chape faces off against Atletico Nacional, with which it will be forever twinned in tragedy.
Lace production in nunneries probably met the requirements for liturgical but not for secular uses and lace chape makers supplied the market only with leather laces.
Christine Humphreys-Midddleton, right, hands over a cheque to Denise Chape of the centre.
Clive Chape, 38, brought up in the Colwyn Bay area but now living in Connor Close, Birkenhead, denied a charge of possessing the Class A drug with intent to supply.
The workshop was arranged by Zenaida Chape, assistant director, MTA Office of Civil Rights.
La Banque europeenne pour la reconstruction et le developpement (Berd) a lance un appel d'offres pour la construction d'une chape de 20.000 tonnes autour du sarcophage de beton recouvrant les restes du reacteur accidente de la centrale nucleaire de Tchernobyl (nord de l'Ukraine).
This one has an especially handsome silver buckle and chape, hence, looks particularly elegant.
Conservation Areas Wirral chairman Alan Chape said: "Wirral is a remarkable place.