from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of a number of straps attached to a rail in the roof of a passenger-car, especially on American street-rail-roads, by which persons who are standing can steady themselves.


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  • Alarmed, Anne grabbed the hand-strap to keep from falling.

    Courting Trouble

  • He carried under his arm a large portfolio, and in each hand he carried a collection of books belted together in a hand-strap.

    The Dictator

  • When it was loaded up with fresh corn, peaches, carrots and potatoes, the Switchgrass' shoulder straps put the load on my back instead of fingers hauling that heavy produce by a hand-strap would result in deadened fingers in no time.

    The Seattle Times

  • And the prized add-on is a simple hand-strap that attaches to a plate which uses the tripod bolt hole - and provides a pass-thru to bolt your tripod plate underneath.

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  • This results in a firm fit against the hand-strap plate.

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  • At the bottom of the Libre Pro are the power button (which is a little tough to press), the headphone jack, and a hand-strap loop.


  • Below this is the elasticised hand-strap, under which resides the battery, on which is a button which can be pressed to tell the current charge.

  • The HD2000 ships with a plethora of accessories, including a docking station, charger, soft carry pouch, hand-strap and lens cover, as well as an S-Video cable, USB cable and Component cable for connecting the camera to a PC, TV or printer.

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  • But when screwed into the hand-strap plate, it bottoms-out in it's socket with about 1/32 "of extra height remaining before the tripod plate would be securely tightened.

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