strap

[ strap ]
/ stræp /

noun

verb (used with object), strapped, strap·ping.


Nearby words

  1. strangulate,
  2. strangulated hernia,
  3. strangulation,
  4. strangury,
  5. stranraer,
  6. strap cell,
  7. strap hinge,
  8. strap work,
  9. strap-hinge,
  10. strap-laid

Origin of strap

First recorded in 1565–75; variant of strop

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British Dictionary definitions for strap

strap

/ (stræp) /

noun

verb straps, strapping or strapped (tr)

Word Origin for strap

C16: variant of strop

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Word Origin and History for strap
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Medicine definitions for strap

strap

[ străp ]

n.

A strip or piece of adhesive plaster.

v.

To support or bind a part, especially with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster.

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