Strap

Strap Strap, n. [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.] 1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging. [1913 Webster]

A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

3. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop. [1913 Webster]

4. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) (Carp. & Mach.) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine. [1913 Webster] (b) (Naut.) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything. [1913 Webster]

5. (Bot.) (a) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy. (b) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses. [1913 Webster]

6. A shoulder strap. See under {Shoulder}. [1913 Webster]

{Strap bolt}, a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of considerable length.

{Strap head} (Mach.), a journal box, or pair of brasses, secured to the end of a connecting rod by a strap. See Illust. of {Gib and key}, under {Gib}.

{Strap hinge}, a hinge with long flaps by which it is fastened, as to a door or wall.

{Strap rail} (Railroads), a flat rail formerly used. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (with a strap) / , , , (with a strap), / , , , , (on a strap)


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