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Western Word of the Week - Chinks - #WesternWordoftheWeek

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Welcome to our Weekly Western Word of the Day...

Chinks - a type of chaps (Anglicized from chigaderos)

The term "chaps" came from the Spanish words "chaparejos" or "chaparreras". The pieces of leather covered the front and sides of the legs attached with thongs or buckles behind the legs.

See some really good information on Chinks and a video showing how to get measured for them on the Old West Saddlery site: OldWestSaddlery.com

Source:
The Cowboy Encyclopedia by Richard W Slatta; ISBN#0-87436-738-7

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