1. [syn: strap hinge, joint hinge]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Strap \Strap\, n. [OE. strope, AS. stropp, L. stroppus,
struppus, perhaps fr. Gr. ? a band or cord, fr. ? to twist,
to turn (cf. Strophe). Cf. Strop a strap, a piece of
1. A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the
like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in
A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day
without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the
2. Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a
combination of two or more for a particular use; as, a
boot strap, shawl strap, stirrup strap.
3. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a
suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
4. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
(a) (Carp. & Mach.) A band, plate, or loop of metal for
clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
(b) (Naut.) A piece of rope or metal passing around a
block and used for fastening it to anything.
(a) The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as
those of the white circle in the daisy.
(b) The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
6. A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder.
Strap bolt, a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of
Strap head (Mach.), a journal box, or pair of brasses,
secured to the end of a connecting rod by a strap. See
Illust. of Gib and key, under Gib.
Strap hinge, a hinge with long flaps by which it is
fastened, as to a door or wall.
Strap rail (Railroads), a flat rail formerly used.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a hinge with two long straps; one strap is fastened to the
surface of a moving part (e.g., a door or lid) and the
other is fastened to the adjacent stationary frame [syn:
strap hinge, joint hinge]