CHAP


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

CHAP

Clearing House Automated Payment System

A company that operates a computer system to perform clearing services for funds and some other investment vehicles denominated in the British pound. It is allied with other clearing houses in the Association for Payment Clearing Services. It began operations in 1984.
References in classic literature ?
Accordingly a young chap wearing his hat over the left eyebrow, some clerk I suppose,--there must have been clerks in the busi- ness, though the house was as still as a house in a city of the dead,--came from somewhere up-stairs, and led me forth.
We pulled up at the beginning of the line, and pacified them, and we're never going to carry no more pea-shooters, unless they promises not to fire where there's a line of Irish chaps a-stonebreaking.
All I can say is that my moral wind was bagged by that letter as I hope, old chap, I have never yet bagged yours.
But he was a good chap, Ewbank, and don't you imagine he was at all intemperate.
You see, old chap, one's caution doesn't always let one in!
We could get rid of them and their money afterwards by delivering them to their Mandarin or Taotai, or whatever they call these chaps in goggles you see being carried about in sedan-chairs through their stinking streets.
If a chap lays hold o' your ferret, he won't be long before he hollows out a good un,
That's what I'd do, I know, an' it 'ud be better fun a'most nor seein' two chaps fight,--if it wasn't them chaps as sold cakes an' oranges at the Fair, as the things flew out o' their baskets, an' some o' the cakes was smashed--But they tasted just as good," added Bob, by way of note or addendum, after a moment's pause.
Readiness at sea: "It is necessary to be ready to defend ourselves from those who want to attack, because promptitude, as says Vegetius, is sometimes more useful than strength in war" (Part I, chap.
For Part 2, Historical Women Warriors and Classical Traditions, Mayor expands on the introductory material to present the archaeological record in Chap.
LONDON: Wearing their finest tweeds, stroking their sideburns and filling the air with pipe smoke, competitors and spectators gathered for The Chap Olympiad, an annual celebration of the classic English gentleman.
The chap had a son who was, therefore, his dad's brother-in-law, making the child the half-brother of his step-daughter, now his father's wife.