- 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
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Examples from the Web for chin-strap
Jim quaffed the vile spirit and fastened the chin-strap of his cap.Colorado Jim
Dick slipped it over his head, and passed the chin-strap beneath.Draw Swords!
George Manville Fenn
He was nibbling the chin-strap of his helmet; both thumbs were locked in his belt.The Postmaster's Daughter
At his sword-belt hung a serviceable navy revolver, while from toe to chin-strap no smallest detail was omitted.Nevermore
Lieutenant Walker was hit in the chin, the bullet cutting his chin-strap and passing out at the back and top of his head.The Record of a Regiment of the Line
Word Origin and History for chin-strap
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper