shoulder strap

noun

Definition of shoulder strap

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

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Acne Studios has a sleek leather tote, while Bottega Veneta's roomy cross body bag comes complete with a shoulder strap. Madeline Fass, Vogue, "Shop 15 Sleek Alternatives to the Bulky Backpack," 27 July 2019 Carrying is easy with the shoulder straps and hip belt, both of which can detach and stow away. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The 9 Best Travel Bags You Can Buy Right Now," 12 July 2019 To make handling a heavy duffel easier, manufacturers offer wheeled duffels, or hybrid versions with shoulder straps. Houston Chronicle, "Head out with the best travel gear, whether on the road or in the air," 27 June 2019 Rules now dictate tire integrity, roof strength, door latches, steering wheels, knee bolsters, bumpers, lights, seats, safety belts and shoulder straps, air bags, and window tinting. Dan Albert, Vox, "Driverless cars are coming. We’ll miss the thrill of the ride.," 21 June 2019 By the 1980s, imitations of her small, rectangular quilted purse with its long chain-link shoulder strap were everywhere, as the book’s essay about the bag by Harvard Law School professor Jeanie Suk Gersen explains. Ephrat Livni, Quartzy, "Every invention you use has one thing in common," 18 June 2019 During his last two collegiate seasons, he was seen playing with a left shoulder strap, the kind that is used to stabilize shoulders when the labrum is torn. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jonah Williams’ shoulder injury likely predates time with Bengals," 26 June 2019 The cooler comes with a shoulder strap, a nifty bottle opener, and a zipperless lid. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Soft Coolers for Any Outing," 25 June 2019 For extra comfort, choose a style with breathable lumbar panels and ergonomic shoulder straps. Houston Chronicle, "Head out with the best travel gear, whether on the road or in the air," 27 June 2019

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First Known Use of shoulder strap

1688, in the meaning defined above

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shoulder strap

noun

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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