shoulder strap


Definition of shoulder strap

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

Examples of shoulder strap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It's also got a velcro closing pocket for extra storage and a shoulder strap for easy transport. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 7 best deals on beach chairs you can shop this summer," 19 June 2020 Toting it around is easy thanks to the shoulder strap that's built into the chair itself. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "The 7 best deals on beach chairs you can shop this summer," 19 June 2020 This wonderful cotton one has a generous, comfortable shoulder strap and comes in mustard yellow, sky blue, or creamy white. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Products to Help You Master French Cooking During the Quarantine," 15 Apr. 2020 This includes aftermarket car seat accessories such as head positioners or shoulder strap cushions, and all forms of bunting, sleep sacks or other attire that adds a puffy layer between the child's body and the car seat or straps. Annie Lane, oregonlive, "Dear Annie: How does a 64-year-old woman meet a good man?," 21 Feb. 2020 Designed to be multi-use, the Go-Bag can be carried by its shorter handles like a traditional duffel, slung over your shoulder, or worn as a backpack thanks to detachable and adjustable shoulder straps. Condé Nast Traveler, "Baboon to the Moon's Limited Edition Dog-Print Duffel Is Almost Sold Out," 24 Jan. 2020 But the shoulder straps on Jurek’s children’s seats kept slipping (their kids are both small for their age). Ariella Gintzler, Outside Online, "How This Mom Sews Her Own Kids' Gear," 22 Oct. 2019 The team agreed to a multi-year deal with Chime, a digital banking company that will feature its logo on the left front shoulder strap of the team’s uniforms beginning with Friday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Dallas Mavericks reach jersey patch deal with Chime worth 'just under eight figures'," 17 Jan. 2020 Theron showed up in a black Dior Haute Couture dress that featured a peplum hem, a hanging shoulder strap, and a long train that dragged along behind her on the red carpet. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Charlize Theron Wore a Thigh-High Slit Dior Dress to the 2020 Oscars," 10 Feb. 2020

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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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21 Jul 2020

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“Shoulder strap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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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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