a.1.Without a chape.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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As Biondello reports, his master has furnished himself with mismatched boots, a filthy jerkin, a broken-down horse, and 'an old rusty sword tane out of the town armoury, with a broken hilt and chapeless' (3.2.41-4).