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 Equally sturdy and stylish, this chair is handmade in Bali and has a shoulder strap. Amanda Lauren, Forbes, 28 May 2021 Plus, there are two ways to carry it: one adjustable, padded shoulder strap and a set of shorter handles above the main opening. Amy Schulman,, 2 July 2021 However, this Leiker Beach Umbrella weighs only five pounds and comes with a carry bag and shoulder strap. Korin Miller, Forbes, 8 June 2021 The shoulder strap is adjustable, so anybody can use it to carry the bag over the head or shoulder. Chris Hachey, BGR, 13 May 2021 This adorable crossbody has a 4.9-star rating from more than 35 Bloomingdale’s shoppers, with many praising its high-quality build and comfortable shoulder strap. Nishka Dhawan, USA TODAY, 29 Apr. 2021 The bag’s shoulder strap doubles as a leash for those last-minute bathroom trips outside. Travel + Leisure, 31 Mar. 2021 There are also two side handles and a removable shoulder strap that is adjustable. Chris Hachey, BGR, 13 May 2021 At the sink, one shoulder strap tore away completely, and the bump flapped forward, pocketing itself in my shirt—a sad, separate thing. Morgan Thomas, The Atlantic, 16 May 2021

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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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22 Jul 2021

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“Shoulder strap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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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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