shoulder strap


Definition of shoulder strap 

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

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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 The Nomad is similar in fabric and design, but includes a front easy-access pocket and removable shoulder straps, and can hold one reservoir and one 2-liter hydration pack. Terry Gardner,, "This travel gear does double duty as workout gear," 29 June 2018 Tom Bihn equipped the bag with handles, backpack straps and the ability to attach a shoulder strap for all modes of transportation. Seamus Bellamy/connor Whooley, USA TODAY, "The best luggage of 2018," 1 June 2018 For the reception, Maxwell added shoulder straps and cut the train off his creation. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Julio Santo Domingo and Nieves Zuberbühler Had a Halloween-Themed Wedding," 1 Nov. 2016 All of Lasher's bags are made in New York, and the evening bags come with removable shoulder straps and are available in six colors for $1,300 each. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "Now You Can Carry an Evening Bag to Match Your Belgian Shoes," 31 Oct. 2016 The lightweight, mesh bag has a fold-over lid that clips shut, two shoulder straps for easy carrying, a small internal pocket for car keys and small items, and a separate zippered section in the bottom. Kari Bodnarchuk,, "Here, there, and everywhere," 6 June 2018 Last Monday, Jerad Kluting was walking home with his Louis Vuitton Kitan bag, a tote covered in the label’s unmistakable monogram, with a leather shoulder strap. Cam Wolf, GQ, "The Man Who Wouldn’t Give an Armed Robber His Louis Vuitton Bag Tells Us What the F&!$ He Was Thinking," 21 May 2018 These panels move independently of one another, similar to the way that many backpacking packs have hipbelts and shoulder straps that move with you, rather than against you. Emily Reed, Outside Online, "Why I Love the $220 Astral BlueJacket PFD," 8 May 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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