chapareras
Chaparajos Cha`pa*ra"jos, n. pl. [Mex. Sp.] Overalls of sheepskin or leather, usually open at the back, worn, esp. by cowboys, to protect the legs from thorny bushes, as in the chaparral; -- called also {chapareras} or colloq. {chaps}. [Sp. Amer.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] ||

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  • Chapareras — Cha pa*re ras, n. pl. [Mex. Sp.] Same as {Chaparajos}. [Sp. Amer.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chapareras —    See chaps …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • Chaparajos — Cha pa*ra jos, n. pl. [Mex. Sp.] Overalls of sheepskin or leather, usually open at the back, worn, esp. by cowboys, to protect the legs from thorny bushes, as in the chaparral; called also {chapareras} or colloq. {chaps}. [Sp. Amer.] [Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaps — Chaparajos Cha pa*ra jos, n. pl. [Mex. Sp.] Overalls of sheepskin or leather, usually open at the back, worn, esp. by cowboys, to protect the legs from thorny bushes, as in the chaparral; called also {chapareras} or colloq. {chaps}. [Sp. Amer.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chaps — (chaparreras [t∫aparéras] < chaparro [see above] plus the Spanish suffix era utensil ; the preferred pronunciation in English is [Jaéps]; this pronunciation was probably influenced by the Spanish spoken along the border, where speakers often… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

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