Definitions for: Strap


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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