Definition of Shaps

1. n. pl. Chaparajos.



Definition of Shaps

1. a cowboy's leather riding leggings [n]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shaps

shapeshifts
shapeup
shapeups
shapewear
shaping
shaping machine
shaping tool
shaping up
shapings
shapka
shapkas
shapono
shaponos
shapoo
shappe
shaps (current term)
shapt
shar-pei
sharab
sharability
sharable
sharaga
sharagas
sharara
shararas
sharashka
sharashkas
shard
sharded
sharding

Literary usage of Shaps

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1. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"shaps, Oats without the grain, retaining nothing but the shape. SHAPP, To shape. " And bad him shappe a shup ..."

2. Handbook for Rangers & Woodsmen by Jay Laird Burgess Taylor (1916)
"By reason of the fact that these shaps need not be Fio. 14. ... Furthermore, if spurs are worn, these need not be removed if the shaps are to be laid aside ..."

3. Heaven, Hell, Or Hoboken by Ray Neil Johnson (1919)
"shaps placed his pack on a mule-leader cart as we were leaving the Argonne. ... Next morning shaps woke minus a shelter-half, raincoat, two clean suits of ..."

4. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"—Ballad: Beautiful Bi:i): shaps (American), leather leggings. ... A pair of shaps or leather overalls, with tags and fringes down the seams. ..."

5. A Glossary of Words Used in Swaledale, Yorkshire by John Harland (1876)
"And apparently, the implements with which they are formed. Old local statement. shaps, s. pi. fashions. ' All maks and shaps,' all kinds and modes. ..."

6. Hunting Trips of a Ranchman: Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains by Theodore Roosevelt (1885)
"... with a bright silk handkerchief loosely knotted round the neck, trousers tucked into high-heeled boots, and a pair of leather "shaps ..."

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