Associations to the word «Strap»


STRAP, noun. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
STRAP, noun. A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
STRAP, noun. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
STRAP, noun. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
STRAP, noun. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
STRAP, noun. (carpentry) (machinery) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
STRAP, noun. (nautical) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
STRAP, noun. (botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
STRAP, noun. (botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
STRAP, noun. A shoulder strap, see under shoulder.
STRAP, noun. (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
STRAP, verb. (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.
STRAP, verb. (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.
STRAP, verb. (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.
STRAP ON, noun. Alternative form of strap-on
STRAP ON A PAIR, verb. (idiomatic) (indelicate) To be brave; to show some courage, especially in a situation where one has so far failed to do so.
STRAP ONS, noun. Plural of strap on
STRAP STRATEGY, noun. (finance) A bullish options strategy that is established by buying a two calls and one put option with the same exercise price. The trader is betting on volatility.
STRAP UP, verb. (transitive) To fasten with a strap

Dictionary definition

STRAP, noun. An elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position.
STRAP, noun. Hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it.
STRAP, noun. A band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag.
STRAP, noun. Whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging.
STRAP, verb. Tie with a strap.
STRAP, verb. Beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced".
STRAP, verb. Sharpen with a strap; "strap a razor".
STRAP, verb. Secure (a sprained joint) with a strap.

Wise words

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