- a strap worn over the shoulder, as to support a garment.
- shoulder loop.
Origin of shoulder strap
First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for shoulder strap
They are to be put in just one nail from the shoulder-strap.The Ladies' Work-Table Book
What signifies the shoulder-strap if the sword is free and strong from the scabbard?A Romance of the West Indies
If ever a man earned a shoulder-strap, you did at that fight.Frank Before Vicksburg
So I went, and asked the wearer of the shoulder-strap if he had been at the Dardanelles.New Zealanders at Gallipoli
Major Fred Waite
One of them was a tall man with a crown and star on his shoulder-strap.Now It Can Be Told
- a strap over one or both of the shoulders, as to hold up a garment or to support a bag, etc
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