strap: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (strap), [key]
— n., v., strapped, strap•ping.
  1. a narrow strip of flexible material, esp. leather, as for fastening or holding things together.
  2. a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like.
  3. a strop for a razor.
  4. a long, narrow object or piece of something; strip; band.
  5. an ornamental strip or band.
  6. See
  7. watchband.
  8. a shallow metal fitting surrounding and retaining other parts, as on the end of a rod. See diag. under
  9. strop (def. 2).
  1. to fasten or secure with a strap or straps.
  2. to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap.
  3. to sharpen on a strap or strop: to strap a razor.
  4. to beat or flog with a strap.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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