a clasp for a door, lid, etc., especially one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock.
to fasten with or as with a hasp.
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How to use hasp in a sentence
Shortly after, Jemmy saw the pig go to the gate, but in lifting it off the hasp the scythe-blade cut the end of the Snout off.Yorkshire Oddities, Incidents and Strange Events | S. Baring-Gould
It was the newest of the books, and evidently an attempt had been made to force the lock, for the hasp was badly wrenched.The Daffodil Mystery | Edgar Wallace
Feeling around in the dark he found a hasp and staple and pulled out the plug which fastened the barrier.The Boy Land Boomer | Ralph Bonehill
So noiseless was it that Muller could almost have believed his eyes had deceived him until he heard the hasp rattle.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter | Harold Bindloss
He only hoped that the staples at either end of the hasp were clinched.Fast Nine | Alan Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for hasp
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
(tr) to secure (a door, window, etc) with a hasp
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