a narrow strip of flexible material, especially leather, as for fastening or holding things together.
a looped band by which an item may be held, pulled, lifted, etc., as a bootstrap or a ring that standing passengers may hold on to in a bus, subway, or the like.
a strop for a razor.
a long, narrow object or piece of something; strip; band.
an ornamental strip or band.
Machinery. a shallow metal fitting surrounding and retaining other parts, as on the end of a rod.
Nautical, Machinery. strop (def 2).
verb (used with object), strapped, strapping.
to fasten or secure with a strap or straps.
to fasten (a thing) around something in the manner of a strap.
to sharpen on a strap or strop:
to strap a razor.
to beat or flog with a strap.
a long strip of leather or similar material, for binding trunks, baggage, or other objects
a strip of leather or similar material used for carrying, lifting, or holding
a loop of leather, rubber, etc, suspended from the roof in a bus or train for standing passengers to hold on to
a razor strop
(commerce) a triple option on a security or commodity consisting of one put option and two call options at the same price and for the same period Compare strip2 (sense 5)
(Irish, derogatory, slang) a shameless or promiscuous woman
the strap, a beating with a strap as a punishment
short for shoulder strap
(Austral, informal) hit one’s straps, to achieve one’s full potential or become fully effective
verb (transitive) straps, strapping, strapped
to tie or bind with a strap
to beat with a strap
to sharpen with a strap or strop
A strip or piece of adhesive plaster. v. strapped, strap·ping, straps
To support or bind a part, especially with overlapping strips of adhesive plaster.
strain at the leash
- Strap cell
strap cell n. An elongated tumor cell of uniform width that may show cross-striations.
verb (used without object) 1. to travel as a straphanger.
noun 1. a passenger who stands in a crowded bus or subway train and holds onto a strap or other support suspended from above. 2. any user of such public transportation. noun 1. (informal) a passenger in a bus, train, etc, who has to travel standing, esp by holding on to a strap strainer
noun 1. a hinge having a flap, especially a long one, attached to one face of a door or the like.