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Strapping definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

1. Drawing on a strap, as a razor.
2. Binding with a strap.
3. a. Tall; lusty; as a strapping fellow.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term" [syn: beefy, burly, husky, strapping, buirdly]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Date: 1657 having a vigorously sturdy constitution II. noun Date: 1818 1. material for a strap 2. straps

U.S. Military Dictionary

1. An operation by which supply containers, such as cartons or boxes, are reinforced by bands, metal straps, or wire, placed at specified intervals around them, drawn taut, and then sealed or clamped by a machine. 2. Measurement of storage tanks and calculation of volume to provide tables for conversion of depth of product in linear units of measurement to volume of contents.

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (esp. of a person) large and sturdy.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strapping Strap"ping, a. Tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow. [Colloq.] There are five and thirty strapping officers gone. --Farquhar.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Strap Strap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Strapping.] 1. To beat or chastise with a strap. 2. To fasten or bind with a strap. --Cowper. 3. To sharpen by rubbing on a strap, or strop; as, to strap a razor.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe someone as strapping, you mean that they are tall and strong, and look healthy. He was a bricklayer–a big, strapping fellow. ADJ: usu ADJ n [approval]

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. (Colloq.) Large, burly, stout, tall, strong, big, lusty, stalwart.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Lying with a woman. Cant.

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