Webster 1913 Edition
A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like; specifically, a strip of thick leather used in flogging.
A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the
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.
A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.Specifically: –
(Carp. & Mach.)
A band, plate, or loop of metal for clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
A piece of rope or metal passing around a block and used for fastening it to anything.
The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
A shoulder strap. See under
a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of considerable length.–
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
a hinge with long flaps by which it is fastened, as to a door or wall.–
a flat rail formerly used.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To beat or chastise with a strap.
To fasten or bind with a strap.
To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop;
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A long narrow slip of cloth or lether, 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, an appendage to the leaf in some grasses.
1.To beat or chastise with a strap.
2.To fasten or bind with a strap.
3.To rub on a strap for sharpening, as a razor.