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hasp

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noun

a clasp for a door, lid, etc., especially one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock.

verb (used with object)

to fasten with or as with a hasp.

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Origin of hasp

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hæsp, hæpse; cognate with German Haspe hasp; akin to Dutch haspel reel, Old Norse hespa skein, hasp
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British Dictionary definitions for hasp

hasp
/ (hɑːsp) /

noun

a metal fastening consisting of a hinged strap with a slot that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock

verb

(tr) to secure (a door, window, etc) with a hasp

Word Origin for hasp

Old English hæpse; related to Old Norse hespa, Old High German haspa hasp, Dutch haspel reel, Sanskrit capa bow
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