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shoulder strap

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noun
  1. a strap worn over the shoulder, as to support a garment.
  2. shoulder loop.
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Origin of shoulder strap

First recorded in 1680–90
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Examples from the Web for shoulder strap

Historical Examples

  • They are to be put in just one nail from the shoulder-strap.

    The Ladies' Work-Table Book

    Anonymous

  • What signifies the shoulder-strap if the sword is free and strong from the scabbard?

  • If ever a man earned a shoulder-strap, you did at that fight.

    Frank Before Vicksburg

    Harry Castlemon

  • So I went, and asked the wearer of the shoulder-strap if he had been at the Dardanelles.

  • One of them was a tall man with a crown and star on his shoulder-strap.

    Now It Can Be Told

    Philip Gibbs


British Dictionary definitions for shoulder strap

shoulder strap

noun
  1. a strap over one or both of the shoulders, as to hold up a garment or to support a bag, etc
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