buttstrap

[buht-strap]
noun
1.
(in metal construction) a plate which overlaps and fastens two pieces butted together.
verb (used with object), buttstrapped, buttstrapping.
2.
to unite with a buttstrap or buttstraps.

Origin:
1865–70; butt1 + strap

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To buttstrap
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: buttstock
Next Definition: buttstrapped
Words Near: buttstrap
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for buttstrap
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing buttstrap
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
Check inside rivet heads on lap or buttstrap joints.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature