Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A long narrow strip of pliant material such as leather.
  • n. Such a strip equipped with a buckle or similar fastener for binding or securing objects.
  • n. A thin flat metal or plastic band used for fastening or clamping objects together or into position.
  • n. A narrow band formed into a loop for grasping with the hand.
  • n. A razor strop.
  • n. A strip of leather used in flogging.
  • transitive v. To fasten or secure with a strap.
  • transitive v. To beat with a strap.
  • transitive v. To sharpen (a razor, for example).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
  • n. A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
  • n. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
  • n. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
  • n. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
  • n. The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
  • n. The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
  • n. A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
  • n. A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
  • v. To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.
  • v. To fasten or bind with a strap.
  • v. To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.
  • n. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
  • n. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
  • n. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
  • n. A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
  • n. A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
  • n.
  • n. The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
  • n. The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
  • n. A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder.
  • transitive v. To beat or chastise with a strap.
  • transitive v. To fasten or bind with a strap.
  • transitive v. To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To fasten or bind with a strap: especially in the sense of compressing and holding very closely: often with up or down.
  • To beat or chastise with a strap.
  • To sharpen with a strap; strop, as a razor.
  • To hang.
  • n. A narrow strip of leather or other flexible material, generally used for some mechanical purpose, as to surround and hold together, or to retain in place. ,
  • n. A long and narrow piece of thin iron or other metal used to hold different parts together, as of a frame or the sides of a box; a leaf of a hinge; in carpentry, an iron plate for connecting two or more timbers, to which it is bolted or screwed.
  • n. In botany, the ligule in florets of Compositæ (see ligule); also, in some grasses, the leaf exclusive of its sheath.
  • n. A string.
  • n. Credit; originally, credit for drink.
  • n. In a vehicle: A plate on the upper side of the tongue and resting upon the doubletree, to aid in holding the wagou-hammer.
  • n. A clip, such as that which holds a spring to the spring-bar or to the axle.
  • n. The stirrupshaped piece of a clevis.
  • n. A strap-oyster.
  • n. In machinery: The narrow band which surrounds the disk of a steam-engine eccentric and forms the bearing-surface for the eccentric-rod. It is usually separate from the latter and bolted to it, generally in two parts to permit adjustment for wear.
  • n. An enveloping band of steel, somewhat U-shaped, which passes around the outside of the brasses at the ends of a steam-engine connecting-rod, and, by means of bolts, wedges, and gib and key, makes a solid unit of the connecting-rod end or stub, while providing for easy adjustment or renewal as wear occurs upon the bearings on the pins.
  • n. In iron ship-building, a narrow-strip of plate or a bar with a wide flange used to unite two parts to each of which the strap is riveted. See also butt-strap and seam-strap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. sharpen with a strap
  • n. a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
  • n. whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
  • v. beat severely with a whip or rod
  • v. tie with a strap
  • v. secure (a sprained joint) with a strap
  • n. an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
  • n. hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it

Etymologies

Alteration of strop.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From a variant of earlier strope ("loop on a harness"), from Middle English strope, stropp, from Old English strop, stropp ("a band, thong, strap; oar-thong"), from Latin stroppus, struppus ("strap"), from Ancient Greek στρόφος (strophos, "rope"), from στρέφω (strephō, "to twist"). Cognate with Scots strap, strop ("strap, band, thong"), Dutch strop ("noose, strop, loop"), Low German Strop ("strap"), German Struppe, Strüppe, Strippe ("string, cord"), Danish strop ("strap"), Swedish stropp ("strap, loop"). (Wiktionary)

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