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noun 
  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 . --Addison.
      1. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
      2. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
      3. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass. Specifically:
    • (context, 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.
      1. (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.
      1. A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
      2. (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
verb (straps, strapping, strapped, strapped)
  1. (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap.
  2. (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.
  3. (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

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