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shoulder strap

a strap worn over the shoulder, as to support a garment.
Origin of shoulder strap
First recorded in 1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Later I also found this shoulder strap hanging to one of my buttons.

    By Force of Impulse Harry V. Vogt
  • The name of the regiment—Shropshire—was plainly in evidence on the shoulder strap.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • As he did, the blanket slipped from his shoulder, and I saw on his shoulder strap the star of a second lieutenant.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • But if I may give you a bit of friendly advice, put the sabre-belt under—not over—the shoulder strap.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • Meanwhile, Dr. Ted had picked up a little bag which he usually carried with a shoulder strap.

    Endurance Test

    Alan Douglas
  • I bought a leather hand-bag with a shoulder strap, and every day joined the stream of clerks and students crossing the Common.

  • Its outer appearance was that of a neat modern woman's handbag with a shoulder strap.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • He adjusted the shoulder strap that harnessed his broadsword to his back and looked at Odin curiously.

    Hunters Out of Space Joseph Everidge Kelleam
  • The case is of tan calfskin, provided with shoulder strap, and has an efficient small compass set into the cover.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
  • Each glass was provided with a leather carrying case and shoulder strap.

British Dictionary definitions for shoulder strap

shoulder strap

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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