from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strap, usually one of a pair, supporting a garment from the shoulder.
- n. A strap worn across the shoulder to support an item, such as a bag.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a strap worn on or over the shoulder. Specifically (Mil. & Naval), a narrow strap worn on the shoulder of a commissioned officer, indicating, by a suitable device, the rank he holds in the service. See Illust. in App.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A strap worn over the shoulder to support the dress or some article to be carried.
- n. A narrow strap of cloth edged with gold bullion, and in most cases ornamented with gold or silver bullion, worn on the shoulder by naval and military commissioned officers as a badge of rank.
- n. Same as & épaulière.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Pink-faced and shimmering with sweat, she aggressively adjusted the shoulder strap of her black tank top.
I put my backpack back on and resecure the shoulder strap for the fiftieth time.
Then he slipped down the shoulder strap of my camisole and we “movie kissed,” which was Coelle’s term for smooching at unnatural angles for the camera’s benefit while you moved your face around without bumping noses and tried to breathe without making any weird whistling or sniffling noises.
Maybe it’s one more way to keep myself busy, always unthreading and rethreading my right shoulder strap through its buckle.