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Definition of CHAP

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Chap \Chap\ (ch[o^]p), n. [OE. chaft; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel kjaptr jaw, Sw. K[aum]ft, D. ki[ae]ft; akin to G. kiefer, and E. jowl. Cf. {Chops}.]
     1. One of the jaws or the fleshy covering of a jaw; -- commonly in the plural, and used of animals, and colloquially of human beings. [1913 Webster]

              His chaps were all besmeared with crimson blood.
                                                    --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

              He unseamed him [Macdonald] from the nave to the chaps.                                --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     2. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chap \Chap\ (ch[a^]p or ch[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chapped} (ch[a^]pt or ch[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chapping}.] [See {Chop} to cut.]
     1. To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough. [1913 Webster]

              Then would unbalanced heat licentious reign, Crack the dry hill, and chap the russet plain.
                                                    --Blackmore. [1913 Webster]

              Nor winter's blast chap her fair face. --Lyly. [1913 Webster]

     2. To strike; to beat. [Scot.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chap \Chap\, v. i.
     1. To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap. [1913 Webster]

     2. To strike; to knock; to rap. [Scot.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chap \Chap\, n. [From {Chap}, v. t. & i.]
     1. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin. [1913 Webster]

     2. A division; a breach, as in a party. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

              Many clefts and chaps in our council board. --T. Fuller. [1913 Webster]

     3. A blow; a rap. [Scot.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chap \Chap\ (ch[a^]p), n. [Perh. abbreviated fr. chapman, but used in a more general sense; or cf. Dan. ki[ae]ft jaw, person, E. chap jaw.]
     1. A buyer; a chapman. [Obs.]
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              If you want to sell, here is your chap. --Steele. [1913 Webster]

     2. A man or boy; a youth; a fellow. [Colloq.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Chap \Chap\, v. i. [See {Cheapen}.]
     To bargain; to buy. [Obs.]
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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

CHAP
         [PPP] Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol (PPP, RFC
  1334/1994)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

126 Moby Thesaurus words for "chap":
     Adamite, abysm, abyss, arroyo, bastard, being, bird, bloke, body, box canyon, boy, bozo, breach, break, buck, buddy, bugger, canyon, cat, cavity, character, chasm, check, chimney, chink, cleft, cleuch, clough, col, coulee, couloir, cove, crack, cranny, creature, crevasse, crevice, customer, cut, cwm, defile, dell, dike, ditch, donga, draw, duck, earthling, excavation, fault, feller, fellow, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gazebo, gee, geezer, gent, gentleman, gorge, groove, groundling, gulch, gulf, gully, guy, hand, he, head, hole, homo, human, human being, incision, individual, jasper, joint, joker, kloof, lad, leak, life, living soul, man, moat, mortal, nose, notch, nullah, old boy, one, opening, party, pass, passage, person, personage, personality, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, scissure, seam, single, slit, slot, somebody, someone, soul, split, stud, tellurian, terran, trench, valley, void, wadi, worldling


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