Definition of Strap

1. Noun. An elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position.

Group relationships: Baggage, Luggage
Specialized synonyms: Bootstrap, Cheekpiece, Chin Strap, Crupper, Latchet, Noseband, Nosepiece, Rein, Strop
Generic synonyms: Leather Strip

2. Verb. Tie with a strap.
Generic synonyms: Bind, Tie
Specialized synonyms: Hobble, Hopple
Antonyms: Unstrap

3. Noun. Hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it.
Generic synonyms: Hanger

4. Verb. Beat severely with a whip or rod. "They want to strap the prisoners "; "The children were severely trounced"
Exact synonyms: Flog, Lash, Lather, Slash, Trounce, Welt, Whip
Generic synonyms: Beat, Beat Up, Work Over
Specialized synonyms: Flagellate, Scourge, Leather, Horsewhip, Switch, Cowhide, Cat, Birch
Derivative terms: Flogging, Lash, Lash, Trouncing, Welt, Whip, Whip, Whipper, Whipping

5. Noun. A band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag.
Exact synonyms: Shoulder Strap
Generic synonyms: Band
Group relationships: Brace, Gallus, Suspender, Bandeau, Bra, Brassiere, Chemise, Shift, Shimmy, Slip, Teddy, Golf Bag

6. Verb. Sharpen with a strap. "Strap a razor"
Generic synonyms: Sharpen

7. Noun. Whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging.
Specialized synonyms: Tawse
Generic synonyms: Whip

8. Verb. Secure (a sprained joint) with a strap.
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Generic synonyms: Fasten, Fix, Secure

Definition of Strap

1. n. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.

2. v. t. To beat or chastise with a strap.

Definition of Strap

1. Noun. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like. ¹

2. Noun. A strip of thick leather used in flogging. ¹

3. Noun. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use. ¹

4. Noun. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop. ¹

5. Noun. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass. ¹

6. Noun. (botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy. ¹

7. Noun. (botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses. ¹

8. Noun. A shoulder strap, see under shoulder. ¹

9. Noun. (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol. ¹

10. Verb. (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash. ¹

11. Verb. (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor. ¹

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Definition of Strap

1. to fasten with a strap (a narrow strip of flexible material) [v STRAPPED, STRAPPING, STRAPS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strap

strap (current term)
strap fern
strap hinge
strap on
strap on a pair
strap ons
strap strategy
strap up

Literary usage of Strap

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Club Types of Nuclear Polynesia by William Churchill (1917)
"Length, 41 inches, of which blade is 19 inches; at 22 inches, transverse strap of 2 bands, the upper merging in swell of shaft; these bands completed on one ..."

2. The Works of Tobias Smollett by Tobias George Smollett, William Ernest Henley (1899)
"CHAPTER XLVII strap communicates to me a Conquest he had made of a Chandler's Widow—Finds himself miserably mistaken—I go to the Opera—Admire Melinda--Am ..."

3. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1879)
"And moreover all the flowers of the head are strap-shaped and alike. 278. Puzzling as these strap-shaped corollas appear at first view, an attentive ..."

4. Dr. Chase's Recipes: Or, Information for Everybody; an Invaluable Collection by Alvin Wood Chase, William Wesley Cook (1920)
"In addition to the cord and webbing we use what are known as the Rarey straps, consisting of the short strap and the long strap. The Short strap. ..."

5. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"When the strap at the back end of the main rod breaks, ... When the front-end main-rod strap breaks, the effect is about the same as when a back-end strap ..."

6. Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary: A Description of Tools, Instruments by Edward Henry Knight (1876)
"A block with a strap around it, and an eye worked at the lower end for ... A device to hold a hitching-strap. The cam, being free to turn upon its pivot, ..."

7. Modern Pulp and Paper Making: A Practical Treatise by George Strong Witham (1920)
"The deckle strap is nothing more or less than a dam against which the paper stuff forms, and a strap having any of the above mentioned defects will form an ..."

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