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[n] (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
[n] a crack in a lip caused usually by cold
[n] a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"
[n] a long narrow depression in a surface
[v] crack due to dehydration, as of skin or lips; "My lips chap in this dry weather"

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\Chap\ (ch[a^]p or ch[o^]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chapped} (ch[a^]pt or ch[o^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chapping}.] [See {Chop} to cut.]
1. To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough. Then would unbalanced heat licentious reign, Crack the dry hill, and chap the russet plain. --Blackmore. Nor winter's blast chap her fair face. --Lyly.
2. To strike; to beat. [Scot.]
\Chap\, v. i.
1. To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.
2. To strike; to knock; to rap. [Scot.]
\Chap\, n. [From {Chap}, v. t. & i.]
1. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.
2. A division; a breach, as in a party. [Obs.] Many clefts and chaps in our council board. --T. Fuller.
3. A blow; a rap. [Scot.]
\Chap\ (ch[o^]p), n. [OE. chaft; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel kjaptr jaw, Sw. K["a]ft, D. ki[ae]ft; akin to G. kiefer, and E. jowl. Cf. {Chops}.]
1. One of the jaws or the fleshy covering of a jaw; -- commonly in the plural, and used of animals, and colloquially of human beings. His chaps were all besmeared with crimson blood. --Cowley. He unseamed him [Macdonald] from the nave to the chaps. --Shak.
2. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.
\Chap\ (ch[a^]p), n. [Perh. abbreviated fr. chapman, but used in a more general sense; or cf. Dan. ki[ae]ft jaw, person, E. chap jaw.]
1. A buyer; a chapman. [Obs.] If you want to sell, here is your chap. --Steele.
2. A man or boy; a youth; a fellow. [Colloq.]
\Chap\, v. i. [See {Cheapen}.] To bargain; to buy. [Obs.]

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