Strap hinge
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.

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  • strap hinge — n. a hinge with long, usually triangular, parts by which it is fastened: see HINGE * * * …   Universalium

  • strap hinge — n. a hinge with long, usually triangular, parts by which it is fastened: see HINGE …   English World dictionary

  • strap hinge — noun a hinge with two long straps; one strap is fastened to the surface of a moving part (e.g., a door or lid) and the other is fastened to the adjacent stationary frame • Syn: ↑joint hinge • Hypernyms: ↑hinge, ↑flexible joint * * * noun : a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • strap-hinge — /strap hinj /, n. a hinge having a flap, esp. a long one, attached to one face of a door or the like. See illus. under hinge. [1730 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • strap-hinge — /strap hinj /, n. a hinge having a flap, esp. a long one, attached to one face of a door or the like. See illus. under hinge. [1730 40] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strap bolt — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strap head — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strap rail — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hinge — For the surname, see Hinge (surname). For the philatelic term, see Stamp hinge. A barrel hinge A hinge is a type of bearing that connects two solid objects, typically allowing only a limited angle of rotation between them. Two objects connected… …   Wikipedia

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