Pronunciation Noun


  1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
    1. A strap worn on the shoulder.
  2. A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
    • a lively cobbler, that […] had scarce passed a day in his life without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the strap.
  3. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
  4. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
  5. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
    1. (carpentry, machinery) A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
    2. (nautical) A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
  6. (botany) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
  7. (botany) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
  8. (slang) A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
  9. (slang, uncountable, archaic) Credit offered to a customer, especially for alcoholic drink.
  10. (journalism) Synonym of strapline#English|strapline
  11. (slang, professional wrestling, with "the") A championship belt, or by extension, the title.
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  • Portuguese: tira(s), barbicacho
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  • Italian: striscia, listella, fascetta, reggetta, moietta
  • Portuguese: lingote
  • Russian: поло́ска
  • Italian: fascetta, reggetta, piattina, moietta
  • Portuguese: tira (de metal)
Translations Verb

strap (straps, present participle strapping; past strapped, past participle strapped)

  1. (transitive) To beat or chastise with a strap; to whip, to lash.
  2. (transitive) To fasten or bind with a strap.
  3. (transitive) To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop
    to strap a razor
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