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Meaning of “chaps” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of chaps from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chaps" in American English

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chapsplural noun

 us   /tʃæps, ʃæps/
leatherclothingworn over ​pants by ​cowboys when ​riding a ​horse
(Definition of chaps from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"CHAPS" in Business English

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CHAPSnoun

uk   us   /tʃæps/
BANKING abbreviation for Clearing ​House Automated Payment System: in the UK, an ​electronicsystem used for ​payingmoney from an ​account in one ​bank to someone else's ​account in another ​bank on that same day: CHAPS payment/transfer Banks may ​charge a ​fee for a CHAPS ​transfer.
(Definition of CHAPS from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “chaps”
in Chinese (Simplified) (牛仔骑马时穿的)皮护腿套裤…
in Chinese (Traditional) (牛仔騎馬時穿的)皮護腿套褲, 皮套褲…
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