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A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock.
tr.v. hasped, hasp·ing, hasps
To close or lock with such a fastener.
[Middle English, from Old English hæsp, hæpse.]
(Building) a metal fastening consisting of a hinged strap with a slot that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock
(Building) (tr) to secure (a door, window, etc) with a hasp
[Old English hæpse; related to Old Norse hespa, Old High German haspa hasp, Dutch haspel reel, Sanskrit capa bow]
1. a clasp for a door, lid, etc., esp. one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock.v.t.
2. to fasten with or as if with a hasp.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English hæsp, hæpse, c. Middle Low German haspe, hespe, Old High German haspa, Old Norse hespa]
Past participle: hasped
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|Noun||1.||hasp - a fastener for a door or lid; a hinged metal plate is fitted over a staple and is locked with a pin or padlock|
catch - a fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
|Verb||1.||hasp - secure or lock with a hasp|