As nouns the difference between chapel and capel
is that chapel
is a place of worship, smaller than, or subordinate to a church while capel
is a horse.
As an adjective chapel
is describing a person who attends a nonconformist chapel.
As a verb chapel
is to cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) to turn or make a circuit so as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.