verb (used with object), strapped, strap·ping.
- strangulated hernia,
- strap cell,
- strap hinge,
- strap work,
Origin of strap
Examples from the Web for strap
Once he hits eight, we can head on over to Bullets & Burgers, and who knows, maybe they'll let him strap on a bazooka.9-Year Old With an Uzi? America Is Tougher on Toys Than Guns|Cliff Schecter|August 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, they randomly select a poor villager and strap a bucket of rats against his chest.
Someone needs to strap a jet pack on Dr. Drew and send him up to unpack these daddy issues, ASAP.You Can't Unsee Billy Ray Cyrus’s Pseudo Hip Hop ‘Achy Breaky 2’|Amy Zimmerman|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Put on a scarf and mittens, dig out your car, get on your bike, strap on some skis, or head to the subway.
So, book those lift tickets, strap on your skis, and get ready for the ride of a lifetime.Olympians Dish on Their Favorite Spots to Ski & Snowboard|The Daily Beast|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rest perfectly easy, said Bronston calmly, soothingly almost, as he flung the strap aside and stepped back.Local Color|Irvin S. Cobb
On the day of your departure you should carefully pack your bag or suitcase, taking care to strap and lock it securely.Perfect Behavior|Donald Ogden Stewart
The thought suddenly seized me; I sprang forward, unstrung his drum, threw the strap over my shoulder, and beat the pas de charge!Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever
It has a sliding movable tooth rack for casting an odd or even number of teeth on the strap.The Automobile Storage Battery|O. A. Witte
It was a shoe, and the strap which had held it in place was broken.The Green Rust|Edgar Wallace
verb straps, strapping or strapped (tr)
Word Origin for strap
1610s, from Scottish and/or nautical variant of strope "loop or strap on a harness" (mid-14c.), probably from Old French estrop "strap," from Latin stroppus "strap, band," perhaps from Etruscan, ultimately from Greek strophos "twisted band," from strephein "to turn" (see strophe). Old English stropp, Dutch strop "halter" also are borrowed from Latin.
"to fasten or secure with a strap," 1711, from strap (n.). Slang adjective strapped "short of money" is from 1857, from strap (n.) in a now-obsolete sense of "financial credit" (1828). Related: Strapped; strapping.