Chap

Definition of Chap

Pronunciation: chǒp
v. t.1.To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough.
[imp. & p. p. Chapped (chăpt or chǒpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Chapping.]
Then would unbalanced heat licentious reign,
Crack the dry hill, and chap the russet plain.
- Blackmore.
Nor winter's blast chap her fair face.
- Lyly.
2.To strike; to beat.
v. i.1.To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.
2.To strike; to knock; to rap.
n.1.A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.
2.A division; a breach, as in a party.
Many clefts and chaps in our council board.
- T. Fuller.
3.A blow; a rap.
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.
His chaps were all besmeared with crimson blood.
- Cowley.
He unseamed him [Macdonald] from the nave to the chaps.
- Shak.
2.One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.
1.A buyer; a chapman.
If you want to sell, here is your chap.
- Steele.
2.A man or boy; a youth; a fellow.
v. i.1.To bargain; to buy.

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