an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it
strap, shoulder strap(noun)
a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
tie with a strap
flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce(verb)
beat severely with a whip or rod
"The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
sharpen with a strap
"strap a razor"
secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.
To fasten or bind with a strap.
To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
Origin: From a variant of strope, from estrop, from stroppus, from στρόφος, from στρέφω.
a long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging
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
a piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop
a narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass
a band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine
a piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything
the flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy
the leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses
a shoulder strap. See under Shoulder
to beat or chastise with a strap
to fasten or bind with a strap
to sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor
Origin: [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.]
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 differs from a belt mainly in that a strap is usually integral to the item of clothing; either can be used in combination with buckles. Straps are also used as fasteners to attach and bind items, to objects, animals and people, or even to tie down people and animals, as on an apparatus for corporal punishment. Occasionally a strap is specified after what it binds or holds, e.g. chin strap. Mere two-inch-wide nylon vehicle tow/recovery straps are commonly rated at 20,000 lbs. break strength. Webbing is a particular type of strap that is a strong fabric woven as a flat strip or tube that is also often used in place of rope. Modern webbing is typically made from exceptionally high-strength material, and is used in automobile seat belts, furniture manufacturing, transportation, towing, military apparel, cargo fasteners, and many other fields.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
strap, n. a narrow strip of cloth or leather: a razor-strop: an iron plate secured by screw-bolts, for connecting two or more timbers: (naut.) a piece of rope formed into a circle, used to retain a block in its position: (slang) credit, esp. for liquor.—v.t. to beat or bind with a strap: to strop, as a razor: (Scot.) to hang:—pr.p. strap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. strapped.—n. Strap′-game, the swindling game better known as Prick-the-garter, Fast-and-loose.—n.pl. Strap′-mounts, the buckles, &c., fitted on leather straps.—ns. Strap′-oil, a thrashing; Strap′per, one who works with straps, esp. one who harnesses horses: something big, a tall large person; Strap′ping, the act of fastening with a strap: materials for straps: a thrashing.—adj. tall, handsome.—adj. Strap′-shaped, shaped like a strap, ligulate.—n. Strap′-work (archit.), ornamentation consisting of crossed and interlaced fillets or bands. [Orig. strop, from A.S. stropp—L. struppus; cf. Gr. strophos, a twisted band.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
A piece of rope, spliced generally into a circular wreath, and used to surround the body of a block, so that the latter may be hung to any particular situation about the masts, yards, or rigging. Strops are also used occasionally to fasten upon any large rope for the purpose of hooking a tackle to the eye or double part of the strop, in order to extend or pull with redoubled effort upon the same rope; as in setting up the rigging, where one hook of the tackle is fixed in a strop applied to the particular shroud, and the other to its laniard.
parts, prats, sprat, tarps, traps
The numerical value of strap in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of strap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of strap in a Sentence
A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.
Personally, I love the fact that you can always get a new strap and switch things up to suit your style.
If you are a boy, they will brainwash you, strap bombs to your body and blow you up, if you are a girl, they will enslave and abuse you.
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it
If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it?
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- pásek, obtahovací řemen, ramínkoCzech
- Riemen, AchselklappeGerman
- ιμάντας, λουρί, λουρίδαGreek
- courroie, lanière, sangle, bandoulièreFrench
- iallScottish Gaelic
- reggetta, frustare, cinghia, affilare, listella, fascetta, bretella, moietta, bandoliera, correggia, striscia di cuoio, prendere a cinghiate, affastellare, frusta, coramella, striscia, spallina, piattina, cinturinoItalian
- faixa, cinta, lingote, limaPortuguese
- ремешок, погон, бретелька, ремень, лямка, полоскаRussian
- bälte, strigel, band, axelband, remsa, remSwedish
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