from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Decorative work, popular in northern Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries, consisting of interlacing straplike bands, often used in low relief on ceilings, screens, and panels.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stylized representation of strips or bands of curling leather parchment or metal cut into elaborate shapes, with piercings and often interwoven.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of ornament consisting of a narrow fillet or band folded, crossed, and interlaced.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Architectural ornament consisting of a narrow fillet or band represented as folded and crossed, and occasionally interlaced with another.
From Professor Sweyn I got the runic alphabet from the second century onwards, and an extremely romantic picture of the Devil all done in a kind of strapwork, as though his limbs and things were long tongues.
Artisans in the Islamic lands expanded the pre-Islamic repertory of geometric designs to create stunning compositions based on strapwork and tile patterns of triangles, squares, polygons, stars, and other regular forms.
Heavy belt, sharp boots, bulging pouch, hardstone signet ring with a thick laced strapwork setting. all his accessories were good.
The sword and daggers of the ancient order of sworn warriors glinted among a brass-buckled strapwork of weapons belts and a dark silk sword sash.
Within the semicircular panel on each side are more sheep pasturing in a landscape, and on all the strapwork, or
The plaster ceiling has a central Adams-style medallion and an oval rim of ornate strapwork plaster.
Each one is just under 6 metres in length and deeply carved with floral and strapwork designs, on three out of the four sides, including trefoil and diamond motifs.
"linen-fold" design in the wainscoting, and there was also much elaborate carving and strapwork.