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 for strap
From 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
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              A lively cobbler that . . . had scarce passed a day
              without giving her [his wife] the discipline of the
              strap.                                --Addison.
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     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.
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     3. A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a
        suitable material, for sharpening a razor; a strop.
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     4. A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
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        (a) (Carp. & Mach.) A band, plate, or loop of metal for
            clasping and holding timbers or parts of a machine.
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        (b) (Naut.) A piece of rope or metal passing around a
            block and used for fastening it to anything.
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     5. (Bot.)
        (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.
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     6. A shoulder strap. See under Shoulder.
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     Strap bolt, a bolt of which one end is a flat bar of
        considerable length.
     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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strap \Strap\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strapped; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To beat or chastise with a strap.
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     2. To fasten or bind with a strap. --Cowper.
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     3. To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material)
           for binding things together or holding something in
      2: hanger consisting of a loop of leather suspended from the
         ceiling of a bus or train; passengers hold onto it
      3: a band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or
         bag [syn: strap, shoulder strap]
      4: whip consisting of a strip of leather used in flogging
      v 1: tie with a strap [ant: unstrap]
      2: beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged
         the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn:
         flog, welt, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap,
      3: sharpen with a strap; "strap a razor"
      4: secure (a sprained joint) with a strap

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  182 Moby Thesaurus words for "strap":
     Mystik tape, Scotch tape, aculeate, acuminate, adhesive tape,
     anchor, band, bandage, barb, baste, bastinado, bathe, batten, beat,
     belabor, belt, bend, bind, bind up, birch, blacksnake, brace,
     bridle, buffet, bullwhack, bullwhip, bundle, call, cane, care for,
     cat, cellophane tape, chain, cinch, cloth tape, club, cowhide,
     crop, cudgel, cure, cuspidate, cut, diagnose, do up, doctor, drub,
     edge, enchain, entrammel, fascia, fasten, fetter, file, fillet,
     flagellate, flagellum, flail, flog, flux, friction tape, fustigate,
     gird, girdle, girt, girth, give a whipping, give care to,
     give the stick, grind, gyve, hamper, handcuff, heal, hobble,
     hog-tie, hone, hopple, horsewhip, knout, kurbash, lace, lash, lath,
     lay on, leash, ligula, ligule, list, make fast, manacle,
     masking tape, massage, minister to, moor, nurse, oilstone,
     operate on, option, peg down, physic, picket, pin down, pinion,
     pistol-whip, plank, plaster, plastic tape, point, pommel, poultice,
     pummel, purge, put, put and call, put in irons, quirt, rawhide,
     razor strap, remedy, reset, restrain, ribband, ribbon, right, rope,
     rub, scourge, secure, set, shackle, sharpen, shred, sjambok, slat,
     slip, smite, spank, spiculate, spill, splice, spline, splint,
     spread, spur, stock option, straddle, straitjacket, strake, strip,
     stripe, strop, swaddle, swathe, swinge, switch, taenia, tape,
     tape measure, tapeline, taper, tether, thong, thrash, thump,
     ticker tape, tie, tie down, tie up, trammel, treat, trounce,
     truncheon, truss, wallop, whale, whet, whip, whiplash, whop, wire,
     wrap, wrap up

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