hasp

noun
\ˈhasp \

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

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hasp transitive verb

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Traditionally, one of the big dangers with winches is metal components—the hasp and shackles—flying back at you with deadly force. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "The Gear You Need to Get Your Truck Unstuck," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of hasp

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hasp

Middle English, alteration from Old English hæpse; akin to Middle High German haspe hasp

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Dictionary Entries near hasp

Hasmonaean

hasn't

hasna

hasp

hasp lock

Hassam

hassar

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The first known use of hasp was before the 12th century

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hasp

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hasp

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

hasp

noun
\ˈhasp \

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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