chaplet: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (chap'lit), [key]
— n.
  1. a wreath or garland for the head.
  2. a string of beads.
    1. a string of beads, one-third of the length of a rosary, for counting prayers.
    2. the prayers recited over this.
  3. a small molding carved to resemble a string of beads; astragal.
  4. an object for separating the core of a mold from a wall, composed of the same metal as the casting and forming an integral part of it.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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