ETYM Old Eng. strope, as. stropp, Latin stroppus, struppus, perhaps from Greek, a band or cord, from trepein to twist, to turn (cf. Strophe). Related to Strop a strap, a piece of rope.
1. A band that goes over the shoulder and supports a garment or bag; SYN. shoulder strap.
2. A loop of leather suspended from the ceiling of bus or train; passengers hold onto it.
3. A strip of leather used in flogging.
4. An elongated piece of leather (or similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position.
ETYM as. belt; akin to Icel. belti, Swed. bälte, Dan. baelte, Old High Germ. balz, Latin balteus, Irish and Gael. balt border, belt.
1. A band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist).
2. An elongated region where a specific condition is found.
3. Endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys.
ETYM Old Eng. thong, thwong, thwang, AS. thwang; akin to Icel. thvengr a thong, latchet. Related to Twinge.
1. A kind of sandal attached to the foot by means of strips of leather.
2. A strip of leather.