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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chafer \Chaf"er\, n. 1. One who chafes. [1913 Webster] 2. A vessel for heating water; -- hence, a dish or pan. [1913 Webster] A chafer of water to cool the ends of the irons. --Baker. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chafer \Chaf"er\, n. [AS. ceafor; akin to D. kever, G k["e]fer.] (Zool.) A kind of beetle; the cockchafer. The name is also applied to other species; as, the rose chafer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cockchafer \Cock"chaf`er\, n. [See Chafer the beetle.] (Zool.) A beetle of the genus Melolontha (esp. Melolontha vulgaris) and allied genera; -- called also May bug, chafer, or dorbeetle. [1913 Webster] Cockcrow