Strap meaning

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Strap is defined as to fasten or connect.

An example of strap is to buckle a seat belt.

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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.

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A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
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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.
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A razor strop.
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A strip of leather used in flogging.
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To fasten or secure with a strap.
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Any flat, narrow piece, as of metal, used as a fastening.
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To fasten with a strap.
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A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
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Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
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To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.
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A narrow band formed into a loop for grasping with the hand.
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To beat with a strap.
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To sharpen (a razor, for example).
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Any of several straplike parts or things, as a shoulder strap, a loop for pulling on boots, a razor strop, etc.
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To beat with a strap.
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To strop (a razor)
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A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
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A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
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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.
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(botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
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(botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
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A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
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(slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
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To fasten or bind with a strap.
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To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
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Origin of strap

  • Alteration of strop
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From a variant of earlier strope (“loop on a harness"), from Middle English strope, stropp, from Old English strop, stropp (“a band, thong, strap; oar-thong"), from Latin stroppus, struppus (“strap"), from Ancient Greek στρόφος (strophos, “rope"), from στρέφω (strephō, “to twist"). Cognate with Scots strap, strop (“strap, band, thong"), Dutch strop (“noose, strop, loop"), Low German Strop (“strap"), German Struppe, Strüppe, Strippe (“string, cord"), Danish strop (“strap"), Swedish stropp (“strap, loop").
    From Wiktionary