What does strapping mean?

Definitions for strapping
ˈstræp ɪŋstrap·ping

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdlyadjective

    muscular and heavily built

    "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"


  1. strappingnoun

    Adhesive plaster for strapping injuries.

  2. strappingnoun

    A length of narrow material to be used for straps, or straps collectively.

  3. strappingadjective

    Of a young woman full of vigor; lusty.

  4. strappingadjective

    Of a person of either sex; Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Strappingadjective

    Vast; large; bulky. Used of large men or women in contempt.


  1. Strapping

    Strapping, also known as bundling and banding, is the process of applying a strap to an item to combine, stabilize, hold, reinforce, or fasten it. The strap may also be referred to as strapping. Strapping is most commonly used in the packaging industry.


  1. strapping

    Strapping generally refers to the act or process of applying a band or strip around something to secure or fasten it. However, it can also refer to a person who is tall, strong, and in good physical condition. The term can also refer to a strip or band that is used for binding or fastening.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Strapping

    of Strap

  2. Strappingadjective

    tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow


  1. Strapping

    Strapping refers to the use of a strap as an implement of corporal punishment. It is typically a broad and heavy strip of leather, often with a hard handle, the more flexible 'blade' being applied to the offender. Probably because of the stiffness, the word "strap" is sometimes used interchangeably with a leather paddle. Other terms that are sometimes used interchangeably include whipping, lashing, and confusingly even in some official language, belting -- in principle a belt is lighter, without a handle. These terms are strictly speaking reserved for other implements. The Scottish tawse is a forked version with two or more tails, colloquially known as the belt, and was the standard implement of punishment in state schools until it was banned in 1987. ⁕The historical strop, usually made for institutional use, is also known as a prison strap because it was mainly used on adult convicts – either for discipline within the prison system, or as an original judicial corporal punishment, often combined with prison time, imposed by a court but carried out by prison staff. This has been the case notably in the USA and Canada.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. 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 and calculation of volume to provide tables for conversion of depth of product in linear units of measurement to volume of contents.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of strapping in a Sentence

  1. Lesley Manville:

    … You’re seeing real pockets of tenderness with how [the characters] are dealing with getting older and approaching that time of their lives, i always see Cathy and Michael at the center of it all, having this 'will they, won’t they.' Will this romance happen? Is it alright to be falling in love at this time in your life with your dead husband’s best friend? It’s very tenderly and delicately written, and I think people want to see a romance that is about two middle-aged people, rather than a romance with strapping young 20-somethings.

  2. Simon Howie Butchers:

    You can give your kids a meal that is not full of things you do n’t want to feed them – for a few pounds you can feed three strapping lads, from a kitchen perspective, it is very simple because when it leaves our factory it is already cooked. So when you or a restaurant owner gets it into the kitchen all you have to do is heat it up to be piping hot. It could n’t be more basic : a student with no cooking skills or a Michelin-starred chef do exactly the same thing to put it out on the plate.

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