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strapping

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[ strap-ing ]
/ ˈstræp ɪŋ /
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adjective

powerfully built; robust.
large; whopping.

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Origin of strapping

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First recorded in 1650–60; strap + -ing2

Definition for strapping (2 of 2)

strapping2
[ strap-ing ]
/ ˈstræp ɪŋ /

noun

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

Origin of strapping

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First recorded in 1800–10; strap + -ing1
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British Dictionary definitions for strapping

strapping
/ (ˈstræpɪŋ) /

adjective

(prenominal) tall and sturdy

Word Origin for strapping

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