strap

Definitions

General English

Aviation

  • noun a long narrow strip of fabric with a buckle

Construction

  • A metal plate fastened across the intersection of two or more timbers.

Media Studies

  • noun a blocked-out strip, usually at the bottom of a picture, over which text can be placed and easily read

Military

  • noun a long thin piece of webbing or leather, which forms part of a soldier’s load-bearing equipment or is used to fasten objects together

Slang

  • noun a gun, in the argot of street gangs and other criminals. By 2005 the term was in use in London, too.
  • noun a humorous synonym for jock
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