Simple Definition of hasp
: 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
Origin of hasp
Middle English, alteration from Old English hæpse; akin to Middle High German haspe hasp
First Known Use: before 12th century
HASP Defined for Kids
Definition of hasp
: 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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