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Meaning of STRAP

Pronunciation:  strap

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
  2. [n]  an elongated leather strip (or or strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
  3. [n]  a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
  4. [n]  hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it
  5. [v]  secure with a strap; of sprained joints
  6. [v]  sharpen with a strap; "strap a razor"
  7. [v]  tie with a strap
  8. [v]  beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
 

STRAP is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: flog, lash, lather, shoulder strap, slash, trounce, welt, whip
 
 Antonyms: unstrap
 
 See Also: baggage, band, bandeau, beat, beat up, bind, birch, bootstrap, bra, brace, brassiere, cat, cheekpiece, chemise, chin strap, cowhide, crupper, fasten, fix, flagellate, gallus, golf bag, hanger, hobble, hopple, horsewhip, leather strip, luggage, rein, scourge, secure, sharpen, shift, shimmy, slip, strop, suspender, switch, tawse, teddies, teddy, tie, whip, work over

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
             A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day
             without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the
             strap.                                --Addison.
    
    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.
    
    3. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a
       suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
    
    4. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
       Specifically:
       (a) (Carp. & Mach.) A band, plate, or loop of metal for
           clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
       (b) (Naut.) A piece of rope or metal passing around a
           block and used for fastening it to anything.
    
    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.
    
    6. A shoulder strap. See under {Shoulder}.
    
    {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.
    
    
  2. \Strap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Strapped}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Strapping}.]
    1. To beat or chastise with a strap.
    
    2. To fasten or bind with a strap. --Cowper.
    
    3. To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a
       razor.
    
    
 

 

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