- The definition of a strap is something used to carry, bind, fasten or connect.
An example of a strap is a narrow piece of leather to carry a purse over the shoulder; a shoulder strap.
- Strap is defined as to fasten or connect.
An example of strap is to buckle a seat belt.
- a narrow strip or band of leather or other flexible material, often with a buckle or similar fastener at one end, for binding or securing things
- any flat, narrow piece, as of metal, used as a fastening
- any of several straplike parts or things, as a shoulder strap, a loop for pulling on boots, a razor strop, etc.
Origin of strapdialect, dialectal form of strop
- a. A long narrow strip of pliant material such as leather.b. Such a strip equipped with a buckle or similar fastener for binding or securing objects.
- A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
- A narrow band formed into a loop for grasping with the hand.
- A razor strop.
- A strip of leather used in flogging.
transitive verbstrapped strapped, strap·ping, straps
- To fasten or secure with a strap.
- To beat with a strap.
- To sharpen (a razor, for example).
Origin of strapAlteration of strop.
- A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
- A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
- Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
- A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
- A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
- (carpentry, machinery) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
- (nautical) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
- (botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
- (botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
- A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
- (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
(third-person singular simple present straps, present participle strapping, simple past and past participle strapped)
From a variant of earlier strope (â€œloop on a harnessâ€), from Middle English strope, stropp, from Old English strop, stropp (â€œa band, thong, strap; oar-thongâ€), from Latin stroppus, struppus (â€œstrapâ€), from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏÏŒÏ†Î¿Ï‚ (strophos, â€œropeâ€), from ÏƒÏ„ÏÎÏ†Ï‰ (strephÅ, â€œto twistâ€). Cognate with Scots strap, strop (â€œstrap, band, thongâ€), Dutch strop (â€œnoose, strop, loopâ€), Low German Strop (â€œstrapâ€), German Struppe, StrÃ¼ppe, Strippe (â€œstring, cordâ€), Danish strop (â€œstrapâ€), Swedish stropp (â€œstrap, loopâ€).