shoulder strap
noun Date: 1688 a strap that passes across the shoulder and holds up an article or garment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Shoulder strap — Shoulder Shoul der, n. [OE. shulder, shuldre, schutder, AS. sculdor; akin to D. schoulder, G. schulter, OHG. scultarra, Dan. skulder, Sw. skuldra.] 1. (Anat.) The joint, or the region of the joint, by which the fore limb is connected with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shoulder strap — shoulder ,strap noun count 1. ) a thin piece of cloth or other material that goes over the shoulder on clothes such as dresses: a black evening gown with rhinestone shoulder straps 2. ) a thin piece of cloth or leather attached to a bag or PURSE… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shoulder strap — n. 1. a strap, usually one of a pair, worn over the shoulder to support a garment 2. a strap worn over the shoulder for carrying a purse, camera, etc …   English World dictionary

  • shoulder-strap — shoulder straps 1) N COUNT The shoulder straps on a piece of clothing such as a dress are two narrow straps that go over the shoulders. 2) N COUNT A shoulder strap on a bag is a long strap that you put over your shoulder to carry the bag …   English dictionary

  • shoulder strap — ► NOUN 1) a narrow strip of material going over the shoulder from front to back of a garment. 2) a long strap attached to a bag for carrying it over the shoulder. 3) a strip of cloth from shoulder to collar on a military uniform or coat …   English terms dictionary

  • shoulder strap — n 1.) a long narrow piece of material on a dress or other piece of women s clothing that goes over the shoulder 2.) a long narrow piece of material fixed to a bag etc so that you can carry it over your shoulder …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Shoulder strap — A shoulder strap may be one of a number of things:* Carrier shoulder strap : a length of fabric or other flexible material (such as leather, vinyl, rubber), used to suspend an item, often of some weight, from the shoulder(s). The strap may be… …   Wikipedia

  • shoulder strap — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms shoulder strap : singular shoulder strap plural shoulder straps 1) a thin piece of cloth or other material that goes over the shoulder on clothes such as dresses 2) a thin piece of cloth or leather fixed to a… …   English dictionary

  • shoulder strap — /ˈʃoʊldə stræp/ (say shohlduh strap) noun 1. a strap worn over the shoulder, as to support a garment. 2. the strap on any of various bags of a length designed to facilitate looping it over one s shoulder …   Australian English dictionary

  • shoulder strap — noun 1》 a narrow strip of material going over the shoulder from front to back of a garment. 2》 a long strap attached to a bag for carrying it over the shoulder. 3》 a strip of cloth from shoulder to collar on a military uniform, coat, etc …   English new terms dictionary

  • shoulder strap — shoul′der strap n. clo a strap passing over the shoulder and supporting a garment or article • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

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