strap - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable] 

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/stræp/
singularstrap
pluralstraps
  1. a narrow piece of cloth, plastic etc fixed to something that you use for holding or carrying it, or hanging it up by

    The bag was hanging on the chair by its strap.

    1. a.
      a similar piece of material that keeps something such as a bag closed

      He unbuckled the strap and lifted the lid.

    2. b.
      a narrow piece of material that holds a piece of clothing on your body

      a watch strap

      a dress with thin shoulder straps

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    3. c.
      an object that hangs from the ceiling of a bus or a train for passengers to hold