Chap"let (?), n. [F.
chapelet, dim. of OF. chapel hat, garland, dim. fr.
LL. cappa. See Cap, and cf. Chapelet,
Chapeau.] 1. A garland or wreath to
be worn on the head.
2. A string of beads, or part of a
string, used by Roman Catholic in praying; a third of a rosary,
or fifty beads.
Her chaplet of beads and her missal.
3. (Arch.) A small molding, carved
into beads, pearls, olives, etc.
4. (Man.) A chapelet. See
5. (Founding) A bent piece of
sheet iron, or a pin with thin plates on its ends, for holding a
core in place in the mold.
6. A tuft of feathers on a peacock's
Chap"let, n. A small chapel or
Chap"let, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Chapleted.] To adorn with a chaplet or
with flowers. R. Browning.