Definition for STRAP

STRAP, n. [D. strop, a rope or halter; Dan. and Sw. strop; Sax. stropp.; L. strupus. 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 leather, 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, &c.
  2. In botany, the flat part of the corollet in ligulate florets; also, the leaf exclusive of its sheath in some grasses. – Martyn.

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