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 The bra has a triple hook-and-eye closure and even comes with adjustable straps that can be worn two ways, either as traditional shoulder straps or crisscrossing across the back. Jamie Allison Sanders, Peoplemag, 24 Mar. 2024 Shop for additional features like plug-in capabilities for a car, padded handles or shoulder straps for easy carrying, compartments for storage and more. Claire Peltier, ABC News, 19 Mar. 2024 Completing the collection are handbags that don various silhouettes, including a classic bucket bag with a gold metal shoulder strap, mini-totes with a relaxed shape, and a weekend bag that features Santoni's double buckle–a symbol craftsmanship for the label. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 27 Feb. 2024 This bag has a removable shoulder strap with a padded section. Theresa Holland, Travel + Leisure, 26 Jan. 2024 The shoulder strap is adjustable, and clips on to the metallic clasps on the bag . Patrice J. Williams, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Mar. 2024 Plus, the shoulder strap has a thick layer of cushioning for superior comfort while wearing the bag for long periods of time. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2024 Blunt’s shoulder straps were a hot topic, but Lyons and Meagher didn’t quite see eye-to-eye on the rest of the dress. Nicole Fell, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Mar. 2024 The pants are a pull-on overall/bib style with adjustable shoulder straps, elastic waist and hem, and adjustable boot stirrups, which ensure the pant’s legs stay tucked in place. Maya Polton, Parents, 14 Mar. 2024

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'shoulder strap.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1688, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoulder strap was in 1688

Dictionary Entries Near shoulder strap

Cite this Entry

“Shoulder strap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

shoulder strap

: a strap worn over the shoulder to hold up an article or a garment

More from Merriam-Webster on shoulder strap

Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!