strapping

1
[ strap-ing ]
/ ˈstræp ɪŋ /

adjective

powerfully built; robust.
large; whopping.

Origin of strapping

1
First recorded in 1650–60; strap + -ing2

Definition for strapping (2 of 3)

strapping

2
[ strap-ing ]
/ ˈstræp ɪŋ /

noun

straps collectively.
material used to make a strap or straps: manufacturers of plastic strapping.

Origin of strapping

2
First recorded in 1800–10; strap + -ing1

Definition for strapping (3 of 3)

strap

[ strap ]
/ stræp /

noun

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

Origin of strap

First recorded in 1565–75; variant of strop
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British Dictionary definitions for strapping (1 of 2)

strapping

/ (ˈstræpɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) tall and sturdy

Word Origin for strapping

C17: from strap (in the archaic sense: to work vigorously)

British Dictionary definitions for strapping (2 of 2)

strap

/ (stræp) /

noun

verb straps, strapping or strapped (tr)

Word Origin for strap

C16: variant of strop
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Medicine definitions for strapping

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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