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Strap


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.