Definition of strap noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//stræp//
; NAmE NAmE//stræp//
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a strip of leather, cloth or other material that is used to fasten something, keep something in place, carry something or hold onto something the shoulder straps of her dress a watch with a leather strap Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a trap for birds, also a piece of timber fastening two objects together): dialect form of strop ‘strip of leather used for sharpening razors’.Extra examples His binoculars were on a strap around his neck. She had a wide leather strap around her wrist. The bag comes with a removable shoulder strap. The bag comes with detachable straps. The camera was fitted with a strap. a portable radio with a carrying strap
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