strap (plural straps)
- 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.
- Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
- A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
- A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass. Specifically:
- (carpentry & machinery) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
- (nautical) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
- The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
- The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
- A shoulder strap, see under Shoulder.
- (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
5 letters in word "strap": A P R S T.
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