chaps [ tʃæps ] noun plural
pieces of leather that COWBOYS wear over their pants to protect their legs when riding horses

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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  • CHAPS — (англ. The Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS)) система клиринговых расчётов в Великобритании. Работа системы поддерживается компанией CHAPS Clearing Company Limited, основанной в Лондоне в 1984 г. Система связывает 14 банков… …   Википедия

  • chaps — ☆ chaps1 [chaps, shaps ] pl.n. [shortened from CHAPAREJOS] leather trousers without a seat, worn over ordinary trousers by cowboys to protect their legs chaps2 [chäps, chaps] pl.n. [see CHAP1] CHOPS …   English World dictionary

  • Chaps — Chaps, n. pl. The jaws, or the fleshy parts about them. See {Chap}. Open your chaps again. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaps — Chaps, n. pl. Short for {Chaparajos}. [Colloq.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CHAPS — See Clearing House Automated Payment System. Related links Clearing House Automated Payment System (CHAPS) Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. 2010 …   Law dictionary

  • Chaps — [tʃæps] die (Plur.) <aus engl. chaps »lederne Beinschützer«> lederne Überziehhosen zum Reiten …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • chaps — /chaps, shaps/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a pair of joined leather leggings, often widely flared, worn over trousers, esp. by cowboys, as protection against burs, rope burns, etc., while on horseback. Also called chaparajos, chaparejos. [1810 20,… …   Universalium

  • Chaps — 〈[tʃæ̣ps] Pl.〉 lederne Überziehhosen zum Reiten [engl.] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Chaps — 〈[tʃæ̣ps] Pl.〉 lederne Überziehhosen zum Reiten [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • chaps — (n.) 1844, American English, short for chaparejos, from Mexican Sp. chaparreras, worn to protect from chaparro (see CHAPARRAL (Cf. chaparral)) …   Etymology dictionary

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