Chaperon

Definition of Chaperon

Chap´er`on
n.1.A hood; especially, an ornamental or an official hood.
His head and face covered with a chaperon, out of which there are but two holes to look through.
- Howell.
2.A device placed on the foreheads of horses which draw the hearse in pompous funerals.
3.A matron who accompanies a young lady in public, for propriety, or as a guide and protector.
v. t.1.To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize.
[imp. & p. p. Chaperoned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Chaperoning.]
Fortunately Lady Bell Finley, whom I had promised to chaperon, sent to excuse herself.
- Hannah More.

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