verb (used with object)
Origin of hasp
Examples from the Web for hasp
Historical Examples of hasp
Hands quivering, Thad snapped back the hasp, lifted the lid.Salvage in Space
John Stewart Williamson
There was a slight crack, and it swung inwards as the screws of the hasp drew.The Grell Mystery
She turned the key with a wrench, and the hasp shot from its place.The Master-Knot of Human Fate
It was on the hasp, an' he pushed it open, an' keeked bauldly in.
He slipped down into the sloop and kicked loose the hasp of the hatch.Cabbages and Kings
Word Origin for hasp
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.