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Definition of "chaps" []

  • Heavy leather trousers without a seat, worn over ordinary trousers by ranch hands to protect their legs. (noun-plural)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chaps" in a sentence
  • "Then his fringed buckskin "chaps" went; in their place a pair of dreadful grey cloth trousers."
  • "He always wore a strange mixture of civilized and savage clothes – fringed buckskin "chaps," beaded moccasins, a blue flannel shirt, a scarlet silk handkerchief knotted around his throat, a wide-brimmed cowboy hat with a rattlesnake skin as a"
  • "The chaps from the University of Rutland at Belvoir push their glasses up their noses."