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noun \ˈhasp\

: a device that is used to fasten a door, lid, etc.

Full Definition of HASP

:  any of several devices for fastening; especially :  a fastener especially for a door or lid consisting of a hinged metal strap that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin or padlock
hasp transitive verb

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Origin of HASP

Middle English, alteration from Old English hæpse; akin to Middle High German haspe hasp
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Hardware Terms

adze, auger, awl, chock, ferrule, punch, tang

Rhymes with HASP

HASP Defined for Kids


noun \ˈhasp\

Definition of HASP for Kids

:  a fastener (as for a door) consisting of a hinged metal strap that fits over a metal loop and is held by a pin or padlock


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