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Noun: chaps  chaps
Usage: N. Amer
  1. Overalls of sheepskin or leather, usually open at the back, worn, esp. by cowboys, to protect the legs from thorny bushes, as in the chaparral
    - chaparajos [N. Amer]
Noun: chap  chap
  1. A boy or man
    "that chap is your host";
    - fellow, feller, fella, lad, gent, blighter, cuss, bloke [Brit], boyo [UK, Ireland], bucko
  2. A long narrow depression in a surface
    - crevice, cranny, crack, fissure
  3. A crack in a lip caused usually by cold
  4. (usually in the plural) leather leggings without a seat; joined by a belt; often have flared outer flaps; worn over trousers by cowboys to protect their legs
Verb: chap (chapped,chapping)  chap
  1. Crack due to dehydration
    "My lips chap in this dry weather"

Type of: cleft, crack, crevice, depression, fissure, impression, imprint, leg covering, legging, leging [non-standard], male, male person, scissure

Encyclopedia: Chaps

Chap, Virginia