Chappaquiddick incident [(chap-uh-kwid-ik)]
An automobile accident in 1969 that greatly affected the career of Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy of Massachusetts. A woman on Kennedy’s staff drowned at Chappaquiddick Island, off the Massachusetts coast, after a car that Kennedy had been driving, and in which she had been riding, went off a bridge. Kennedy survived, but delayed informing the police, and has never provided a full explanation of the incident. Afterward, many voters lost confidence in Kennedy, who had been considered a strong possibility to be nominated by the Democratic party for president.
to crack, roughen, and redden (the skin): The windy, cold weather chapped her lips. to cause (the ground, wood, etc.) to split, crack, or open in clefts: The summer heat and drought chapped the riverbank. to become chapped. a fissure or crack, especially in the skin. Scot. a knock; rap. verb chaps, chapping, chapped (of […]
noun Greg(ory Stephen). born 1948, Australian cricketer: played in 87 test matches (1970–84); first Australian to score over 7000 test runs
chap2 (def 1). noun (informal) another word for chap1 (sense 2) noun a man; chap, bloke Usage Note UK, slang