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 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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“Unstrap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unstrap. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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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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