Strap

Definition of Strap

n.1.A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.
A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap.
- Addison.
2.Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap.
3.A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
4.A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
5.(Carp. & Mach.) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
5.(Bot.) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
6.(Naut.) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
6.A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder.
Strap bolt
a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of considerable length.
Strap head
(Mach.) a journal box, or pair of brasses, secured to the end of a connecting rod by a strap. See Illust. of Gib and key, under Gib.
Strap hinge
a hinge with long flaps by which it is fastened, as to a door or wall.
Strap rail
(Railroads) a flat rail formerly used.
v. t.1.To beat or chastise with a strap.
[imp. & p. p. Strapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Strapping.]
2.To fasten or bind with a strap.
3.To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

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