STRAP, noun [Latin strap and strop appear to be from stripping, and perhaps stripe also; all having resemblance to a strip of bark peeled from a tree.]
1. A long narrow slip of cloth or lether, of various forms and for various uses; as the strap of a shoe or boot; straps for fastening trunks or other baggage, for stretching limbs in surgery, etc.
2. In botany, the flat part of the corollet in ligulate florets; also, an appendage to the leaf in some grasses.
STRAP, verb transitive
1. To beat or chastise with a strap
2. To fasten or bind with a strap
3. To rub on a strap for sharpening, as a razor.