Clasp

Definition of Clasp

Pronunciation: klåsp
v. t.1.To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp).
[imp. & p. p. Clasped (klåspt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clasping]
2.To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.
3.To surround and cling to; to entwine about.
n.1.An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc.
2.A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand.
Clasp knife
a large knife, the blade of which folds or shuts into the handle.
Clasp lock
a lock which closes or secures itself by means of a spring.

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