strap Tweet Definition of strap Like Definition of strap on Facebook
  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.
    Translations: (trans-top, to beat or chastise with a strap)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, to fasten or bind with a strap)
    (trans-bottom) (trans-top, to sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor)
    Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for strap for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.


      Words Starting With:
      Words Ending With:
      Words Containing:
      Words That Match:

     Translate Into:
    Dutch   French   German
    Italian   Spanish
        Show results per page.

    Browse the Dictionary
    A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

    Dictionary content provided from under the GNU Free Documentation License
    Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.