chin strap



a strap attached to a hat for passing under the chin of the wearer.
a strap to support the chin in cosmetic facial treatment.
a strap on a bridle or halter that joins the throatlatch and noseband.

Origin of chin strap

First recorded in 1865–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for chin-strap



1805, from chin (n.) + strap (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper