Strap Strap, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus, struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist, to turn (cf. {Strophe}). Cf. {Strop} a strap, a piece of rope.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging. [1913 Webster]

A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap. [1913 Webster]

3. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop. [1913 Webster]

4. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) (Carp. & Mach.) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine. [1913 Webster] (b) (Naut.) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) (a) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy. (b) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses. [1913 Webster]

6. A shoulder strap. See under {Shoulder}. [1913 Webster]

{Strap bolt}, a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of considerable length.

{Strap head} (Mach.), a journal box, or pair of brasses, secured to the end of a connecting rod by a strap. See Illust. of {Gib and key}, under {Gib}.

{Strap hinge}, a hinge with long flaps by which it is fastened, as to a door or wall.

{Strap rail} (Railroads), a flat rail formerly used. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, (with a strap) / , , , (with a strap), / , , , , (on a strap)

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  • Strap — Strap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strapping}.] 1. To beat or chastise with a strap. [1913 Webster] 2. To fasten or bind with a strap. Cowper. [1913 Webster] 3. To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strap — ► NOUN 1) a strip of flexible material used for fastening, securing, carrying, or holding on to. 2) a strip of metal, often hinged, used for fastening or securing. 3) (the strap) punishment by beating with a leather strap. ► VERB (strapped,… …   English terms dictionary

  • strap — [strap] n. [dial. form of STROP] 1. 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 2. any flat, narrow piece, as of metal, used as a fastening 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • strap — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS fin. nel linguaggio di borsa, tipo di contratto a premio per cui il compratore, alla scadenza convenuta, si riserva la facoltà di vendere una determinata quantità di titoli oppure di acquistarne il doppio… …   Dizionario italiano

  • strap — index fetter, handcuff Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • strap — [n] long piece of material band, belt, harness, leash, strop, switch, thong, tie, whip; concepts 471,475 …   New thesaurus

  • strap — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ broad, thick, wide ▪ narrow, spaghetti (esp. AmE), thin ▪ tight ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Strap — A strap, sometimes also called strop, is an elongated flap or ribbon, usually of fabric or leather.Thin straps are used as part of clothing or baggage, or bedding such as a sleeping bag. See for example spaghetti strap, shoulder strap. A strap… …   Wikipedia

  • Strap — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une strap (de l anglais strap) est une bande ou un ruban de textile ou de cuir de longueur variable. Une strap peut être souple ou rigide. Les straps sont …   Wikipédia en Français

  • strap — I UK [stræp] / US noun [countable] Word forms strap : singular strap plural straps * a narrow piece of cloth, plastic etc fixed to something that you use for holding or carrying it, or hanging it up by The bag was hanging on the chair by its… …   English dictionary

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