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Meaning & Definition of Strap in English

English

Strap

/stræp/

noun

1. An elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position

    synonym:
  • strap

2. Hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of a bus or train

  • Passengers hold onto it
    synonym:
  • strap

3. A band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag

    synonym:
  • strap
  • ,
  • shoulder strap

4. Whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging

    synonym:
  • strap

verb

1. Tie with a strap

    synonym:
  • strap

2. Beat severely with a whip or rod

  • "The teacher often flogged the students"
  • "The children were severely trounced"
    synonym:
  • flog
  • ,
  • welt
  • ,
  • whip
  • ,
  • lather
  • ,
  • lash
  • ,
  • slash
  • ,
  • strap
  • ,
  • trounce

3. Sharpen with a strap

  • "Strap a razor"
    synonym:
  • strap

4. Secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

    synonym:
  • strap

Examples of using

Hold on to the strap. The train will start to move soon.