Alternative forms Edit
From a variant of earlier
( strope “ loop on a harness ”), from Middle English , strope , from Late stropp Old English , strop ( stropp “ a band, thong, strap; oar-thong ”) and Old French ( estrope “ strap, loop on a harness ”), both from Latin , stroppus ( struppus “ strap ”), from Ancient Greek ( στρόφος stróphos, “ rope ”), from ( στρέφω stréphō, “ to twist ”). Cognate with Scots , strap ( strop “ strap, band, thong ”), Dutch ( strop “ noose, strop, loop ”), Low German ( Strop “ strap ”), German , Struppe , Strüppe ( Strippe “ string, cord ”), Danish ( strop “ strap ”), Swedish ( stropp “ strap, loop ”).
strap ( plural ) straps
narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
: 1907, Harold Bindloss, chapter 7, The Dust of Conflict 
The patter of feet, and clatter of strap and swivel, seemed to swell into a bewildering din, but they were almost upon the fielato offices, where the carretera entered the town, before a rifle flashed. A strip of thick leather used in
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A lively cobbler that
[… ] had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap. 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.
( carpentry , machinery ) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
( nautical ) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
( botany ) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
( botany ) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses. A shoulder strap, see under
( slang ) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
Derived terms Edit
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
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
carpentry: a band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
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strap ( third-person singular simple present , straps present participle , strapping simple past and past participle ) strapped
( transitive ) To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.
( transitive ) To fasten or bind with a strap.
( transitive ) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
Derived terms Edit
beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash
fasten or bind with a strap
sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor