Meaning of chaps

chaps

Pronunciation: (chaps, shaps), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
  1. 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
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