shoulder strap


Definition of shoulder strap

: a strap that passes across the shoulder and holds up an article or garment

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The Everywhere Bag Despite its minimalist exterior, this carry-all from Away has a slew of handy features, like a pouch to attach it to your suitcase, a removable shoulder strap, and plenty of pockets, including a waterproof one for a wet umbrella. Jane Sung, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Weekender Bags," 26 Sep. 2018 The Ariel accommodated a variety of breast sizes, accomplished with shoulder straps that curve higher into the armpit, rather than around the mid-torso. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, "The Best Women’s Backpacking Packs," 13 July 2018 Designed to be multi-use, the 'Go Bag' can be carried by it's shorter handles like a traditional duffle, slung over your shoulder, or worn as a backpack thanks to detachable and adjustable shoulder straps. Mara Balagtas, Condé Nast Traveler, "This New Duffle is Made for the Adventure Traveler," 1 Aug. 2018 Look for a bra that has wide shoulder straps, and ones that are cushioned if possible. Louise Green, SELF, "5 Essential Tips for Finding the Right Plus-Size Sports Bra," 12 Aug. 2018 This easy-carry cooler can hold up to 20 cans or an entire meal, and has padded shoulder straps, a water-resistant, antimicrobial lining, and a zipper pull that doubles as a bottle opener. Olivia Hall, The Seattle Times, "Ways to eat well in the summer heat (no stove required)," 13 Aug. 2018 It's structured, but not overly ladylike, comes complete with a top handle and a shoulder strap, fits enough but isn't overwhelming. Kerry Pieri, Harper's BAZAAR, "We're Obsessed: McQueen Had Us At Snake," 18 Mar. 2014 The dress has a lot of special details like the ruffles, built-in sash, and a split skirt, but my favorite part was the one-shoulder strap. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "We Wore Clothes from Bachelorette​ JoJo Fletcher​'s Fashion Line and Went on One-on-One Dates," 29 Aug. 2018 Out of necessity, female cyclists looked for alternatives, and many chose another garment that had been advocated by dress reformers decades earlier: a sturdy, waist-length cotton camisole with shoulder straps. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "The Wheel, the Woman, and the Human Body," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of shoulder strap

1688, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shoulder strap was in 1688

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English Language Learners Definition of shoulder strap

: a strap that is used to carry or hold something on your shoulder or to hold up a piece of clothing

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