from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman's shoe worn in the 16th and 17th centuries that featured a very high, thick sole.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bottle of wine (usually Bordeaux) containing 0.250 liters of fluid, 1/3 the volume of a standard bottle
- n. A type of women's platform shoe that was popular in the 15th and 16th centuries
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A clog, or patten, having a very thick sole, or in some cases raised upon a stilt to a height of a foot or more.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A very high clog or patten, of Oriental origin, in some cases resembling a short stilt, formerly worn by women under their shoes to elevate them from the ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole
Obsolete French chapin, from Old Spanish, from chapa, plate, covering, from Old French; see chape.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)