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A metal tip or mounting on a scabbard or sheath.
[Middle English, from Old French, hood, head covering, from Late Latin cappa, hooded cloak.]
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1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a metal tip or trimming for a scabbard
2. (Clothing & Fashion) the metal tongue of a buckle
[C14: from Old French: hood, metal cover, from Late Latin cappa cap]
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the lowermost terminal mount of a scabbard.
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