hasp

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noun \ˈhasp\

Definition of hasp

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of hasp

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


First Known Use: before 12th century

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HASP Defined for English Language Learners

hasp

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noun \ˈhasp\

Definition of hasp for English Language Learners

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


HASP Defined for Kids

hasp

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noun \ˈhasp\

Definition of hasp for Students

  1. :  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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