strapping

  • 1 Strapping — Strap ping, a. Tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] There are five and thirty strapping officers gone. Farquhar. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 strapping — Ⅰ. strapping [1] ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a person) big and strong. Ⅱ. strapping [2] ► NOUN 1) adhesive plaster for strapping injuries. 2) leather or metal straps …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 strapping — n the application of adhesive plaster in overlapping strips upon or around a part (as a sprained ankle or the chest in pleurisy) to serve as a splint to reduce motion or to hold surgical dressings in place upon a surgical wound also material so… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 4 strapping — Aplicación de tiras superpuestas de esparadrapo a una extremidad o zona del cuerpo para ejercer presión y mantener una estructura en su lugar; se utiliza en el tratamiento de distensiones, esguinces, luxaciones y …

    Diccionario médico

  • 5 strapping — index powerful, strong Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 strapping — ● strapping nom masculin (de l anglais to strap, attacher) Contention souple …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 7 strapping — (adj.) tall and sturdy, originally applied to women, 1650s, from prp. of STRAP (Cf. strap) (v.). Cf. similar senses of whopping, spanking …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 strapping — [adj] big and strong brawny, burly, hefty, hulk, hulking, hunk, husky, ox, powerful, powerhouse, robust, stalwart, stout, sturdy, tall, vigorous, well built; concepts 489,773 Ant. attenuated, skinny, slight, small, thin …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 strapping — [strap′iŋ] adj. [prp. of STRAP, used (like thumping, whopping, expressing violent action) to denote large size] Informal tall and well built; robust …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 strapping — strap|ping [ˈstræpıŋ] adj [only before noun] a strapping young man or woman is strong, tall, and looks healthy and active ▪ a strapping young lad …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 strapping — [[t]stræ̱pɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe someone as strapping, you mean that they are tall and strong, and look healthy. He was a bricklayer a big, strapping fellow. Syn: brawny …

    English dictionary

  • 12 strapping — adjective (only before noun) a strapping young man or woman is strong, tall, and looks healthy and active: a strapping young man of 15 or so …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 Strapping — 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 14 strapping — strapping1 /strap ing/, adj. 1. powerfully built; robust. 2. large; whopping. [1650 60; STRAP + ING2] strapping2 /strap ing/, n. 1. straps collectively. 2. material used to make a strap or straps: manufacturers of plastic strapping. [ …

    Universalium

  • 15 strapping — 1. adjective Of a person of either sex; Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust. 2. noun a) Adhesive plaster for strapping injuries. b) A length of narrow material to be used for straps, or straps collectively …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 strapping — adj. Strapping is used with these nouns: ↑lad …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 strapping — strap|ping [ stræpıŋ ] adjective INFORMAL tall and strong: a strapping boy …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 strapping — strapping1 adjective (especially of a young person) big and strong. strapping2 noun 1》 adhesive plaster for strapping injuries. 2》 leather or metal straps …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 strapping — UK [ˈstræpɪŋ] / US adjective informal tall and strong a strapping lad …

    English dictionary

  • 20 strapping — 1. An operation by which supply containers, such as cartons or boxes, are reinforced by bands, metal straps, or wire, placed at specified intervals around them, drawn taut, and then sealed or clamped by a machine. 2. Measurement of storage tanks… …

    Military dictionary