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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.

RELATED WORDS

lock, gird, latch, clasp, close

Nearby words

haskalah, haslet, hasmonean, hasmoneans, hasn't, hasp, hassall's concentric corpuscle, hassam, hassam, childe, hassan, hassan ii

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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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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Word Origin and History for hasp

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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