strapping


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strap·ping

 (străp′ĭng)
adj.
Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust.
n.
1. Straps considered as a group.
2. Material for making straps.

strapping

(ˈstræpɪŋ)
adj
(prenominal) tall and sturdy
[C17: from strap (in the archaic sense: to work vigorously)]

strap•ping

(ˈstræp ɪŋ)

adj.
powerfully built; robust.
[1650–60]

strapping

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.strapping - muscular and heavily builtstrapping - 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"
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"

strapping

adjective well-built, big, powerful, robust, hefty (informal), sturdy, stalwart, burly, husky (informal), hulking, beefy (informal), brawny, well set-up He was a bricklayer - a big, strapping fellow.

strapping

adjective
Translations
طَويل وقَوي البُنْيَه
statný
kraftig
megtermett
stór og stæîilegur
urastený
dalyan gibiiri ve güçlü

strapping

[ˈstræpɪŋ] ADJ [person] → fornido, robusto

strapping

[ˈstræpɪŋ] adjbien découplé(e), costaud(e)

strapping

adj (inf)stramm; woman alsodrall

strapping

[ˈstræpɪŋ] adj (person) → robusto/a, ben piantato/a

strap

(strӕp) noun
1. a narrow strip of leather, cloth, or other material, eg with a buckle for fastening something (eg a suitcase, wristwatch etc) or by which to hold, hang or support something (eg a camera, rucksack etc). I need a new watch-strap; luggage straps.
2. a short looped strip of leather etc, hanging from the roof of a train, by which a standing passenger can support himself.
verbpast tense, past participle strapped
1. to beat (eg a schoolchild) on the hand with a leather strap. He was strapped for being rude to the teacher.
2. to fasten with a strap etc. The two pieces of luggage were strapped together; He strapped on his new watch.
ˈstrapping adjective
large and strong. a big strapping girl.
strap in
to confine with a strap, eg by a safety-belt in a car. I won't start this car till you've strapped yourself in.
strap up
to fasten or bind with a strap, bandage etc. His injured knee was washed and neatly strapped up.
References in classic literature ?
He was a strapping young fellow in the early twenties then, handsome, warm-hearted, and full of life, and he came to us like a miracle in the midst of that grim business.
After all, I remained up there, repeatedly unlocking and unstrapping my small portmanteau and locking and strapping it up again, until Biddy called to me that I was late.
Well, every time I have seen Mercedes come into the city she has been accompanied by a tall, strapping, black-eyed Catalan, with a red complexion, brown skin, and fierce air, whom she calls cousin.
Instead of the palest, and wretchedest, and puniest imp in the world (as his own mother confessed him to be, when Ceres first took him in charge), he was now a strapping baby, crowing, laughing, kicking up his heels, and rolling from one end of the room to the other.
Gathering the mangled bodies of the slain, and strapping them across their pack-horses, the warriors returned, in dismal procession, to the village.
Well, it's a pretty spot, whoever may own it," said the traveller, mounting his horse; "and one meets some fine strapping fellows about too.
Wolfert looked up in the face of the cheery, strapping youngster, and saw there was none better able to take care of a woman.
Ridiculous, indeed, that the lovely creatures should be obliged to paddle about in the water, like so many ducks, while a parcel of great strapping fellows skimmed over its surface in their canoes.
Nowadays we see a great strapping democrat keeping a count about him to play the fool.
The mother made no answer until the strapping, fourteen-year-old boy, tall and powerful for his age, had deposited his bucket of water at her side.
I have been a failure," said Miss Bartlett, as she struggled with the straps of Lucy's trunk instead of strapping her own.
Then strapping our revolvers round our waists, and taking in our hands the battle-axes which the king had sent with the armour, we started.