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Strap Definition of Strap by Merriam-Webster.
History and Etymology for strap. alteration of strop, from Middle English, band or loop of leather or rope, from Old English, thong for securing an oar, from Latin struppus band, strap, from Greek strophos twisted band, from strephein to twist.
Strap Wikipedia.
Thin straps are used as part of clothing or baggage, or bedding such as a sleeping bag. See for example spaghetti strap, shoulder strap. A strap differs from a belt mainly in that a strap is usually integral to the item of clothing; either can be used in combination with buckles.
strap Wiktionary.
From a variant of earlier strope loop on a harness, from Middle English strope, stropp, from Late Old English strop, stropp a band, thong, strap; oar-thong and Old French estrope strap, loop on a harness, both from Latin stroppus, struppus strap, from Ancient Greek strĂ³phos, rope, from strĂ©ph, to twist.

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