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Etymology

From a variant of strope (loop on a harness), from Old French estrop (strap), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] stroppus (strap), from Ancient Greek στρόφος (strophos), rope), from στρέφω (strephō), to twist).

Noun

Singular
strap

Plural
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  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.
  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. Specifically:
    • (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) 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.
  5. (botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
  6. (botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
  7. A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
  8. (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.

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Verb

Infinitive
to strap

Third person singular
straps

Simple past
strapped

Past participle
strapped

Present participle
strapping

to strap (third-person singular simple present straps, present participle strapping, simple past and past participle strapped)
  1. (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap.
  2. (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.
  3. (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

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