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

hasp

transitive verb

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Origin and Etymology of hasp

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

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HASP Defined for English Language Learners

hasp

noun

Definition of hasp for English Language Learners

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


HASP Defined for Kids

hasp

noun \ ˈhasp \

Definition of hasp for Students

: 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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