hasp

[hasp]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to fasten with or as with a hasp.

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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Related Words for hasp

lock, gird, latch, clasp, close

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British Dictionary definitions for hasp

hasp

noun
  1. 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
  1. (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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Word Origin and History for hasp
n.

Old English hæpse "fastening, clip," with later Old English metathesis of -p- and -s-. Related to Old Norse hespa "hasp, fastening," Middle Dutch, German haspe "clamp, hinge, hook," of uncertain origin.

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