un·​strap | \ ˌən-ˈstrap How to pronounce unstrap (audio) \
unstrapped; unstrapping; unstraps

Definition of unstrap

transitive verb

: to remove or loose a strap from

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Once in space, the crew can unstrap and experience zero gravity. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, "Astronaut Visits New England Air Museum," 17 Apr. 2018 After a Minute Maid Park worker climbed the light pole in left field to unstrap the covering over the pennant, another worker used a leaf blower and another a pole to try to blow and pull off the covering. Matt Young, Houston Chronicle, "Leaf blower, brave employee save Astros' World Series banner unveiling," 3 Apr. 2018 After telling Marino to unstrap his helmet, Foglietta took it in hand and bashed the sixteen-year-old in the head. Eric Lewis, Esquire, "See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil," 17 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of unstrap

1779, in the meaning defined above

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un·​strap | \ ˌən-ˈstrap How to pronounce unstrap (audio) \
unstrapped; unstrapping

Kids Definition of unstrap

: to remove or loosen a strap from

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