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

Definition of unstrap

transitive verb

: to remove or loose a strap from

Examples of unstrap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All four passengers were free to unstrap and float about as the capsule reached the top of its trajectory and arced over for the long fall back to Earth. William Harwood, CBS News, 13 Oct. 2021 Batters reach base, unstrap the protective armor guarding their shins and elbows, and hand them to — who else? — Vandal. Los Angeles Times, 27 Sep. 2021 At the peak of the flight path, the passengers were weightless for about three minutes and were allowed to unstrap themselves from their seat to float around and soak in panoramic views of the Earth and the cosmos. Jackie Wattles, CNN, 20 July 2021 At that point, the passengers will experience microgravity and be able to unstrap from their seats and float around for a few minutes, watching the planet below for the first time. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 19 July 2021 The flight reached its apogee at 282,000 feet — 53.41 miles — where the passengers were able to unstrap and experience weightlessness. Washington Post, 11 July 2021 Near the top of the trajectory, passengers will be able to unstrap and experience three to four minutes of weightlessness as the capsule falls back into the lower atmosphere. William Harwood, CBS News, 7 June 2021 Once in space, the crew can unstrap and experience zero gravity. Dennis Hohenberger, Courant Community, 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, 3 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of unstrap

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unstrap was in 1779

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“Unstrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstrap. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for unstrap


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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