What is another word for straps?

Pronunciation: [stɹˈaps] (IPA)

Straps, which are strips of material used to fasten or tighten something, can also be referred to as bindings, bands, belts, buckles, harnesses, leashes, ropes, and strips. Bindings and bands are often used to describe thinner and more delicate straps. Belts and buckles are typically used for wider straps that go around the waist. Harnesses and leashes are used for animal-related equipment, such as horse reins and dog leashes. Ropes can also be used as straps for heavier loads and equipment, while strips are usually connected to something to provide additional support. Regardless of the terminology, straps are useful for securing objects and ensuring they remain in place.

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Usage examples for Straps

Perhaps I'll come back with straps on my shoulders and marry Betty some day.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
We gathered the dog traces into the drag lines, vigorously snapped the long whips, and the willing creatures bent to the shoulder straps.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
Again he felt singularly reluctant to start when he had finished breakfast, and he found that he could hardly place one foot upon the ground; but haste was imperative now, so he set off limping, with the pack-straps galling his shoulders cruelly.
"The Greater Power"
Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton

Famous quotes with Straps

  • I think it's a great thing to have failed in life and then pulled yourself up by the boot straps and actually done something, because then you appreciate it more.
    Shirley Manson
  • Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.
    Emo Philips
  • Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.
    Emo Philips
  • Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.
    Emo Phillips
  • Eisenhower climbed down from his jeep. Two unsmiling dogfaces with Tommy guns escorted him to a lectern in front of the church's steps. The sun glinted from the microphones on the lectern... and from the pentagon of stars on each of Ike's shoulder straps. "General of the Army" was a clumsy title, but it let him deal with field marshals on equal terms. He tapped a mike. Noise boomed out of speakers to either side of the lectern. Had some bright young American tech sergeant checked to make sure the fanatics didn't try to wire explosives to the microphone circuitry? Evidently, because nothing went kaboom. "Today it is our sad duty to pay our final respects to one of the great soldiers of the 20th century. General George Smith Patton was admired by his colleagues, revered by his troops, and feared by his foes," Ike said. If there were a medal for hypocrisy, he would have won it then. But you were supposed tp only speak well of the dead. Lou groped for the Latin phrase, but couldn't come up with it. "The fear our foes felt for General Patton is shown by the cowardly way they murdered him: from behind, with a weapon intended to take out tanks. They judged, and rightly, that George Patton was worth more to the U.S. Army than a Stuart or a Sherman or a Pershing," Eisenhower said. "Damn straight, muttered the man standing next to Lou. He wore a tanker's coveralls, so his opinion of tanks carried weight. Tears glinted in his eyes, which told all that needed telling if his opinion of Patton.
    Harry Turtledove

Related words: wrist strap, belts, straps for lifting weights, guitar strap, lanyard strap

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