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chin strap

a strap attached to a hat for passing under the chin of the wearer.
a strap to support the chin in cosmetic facial treatment.
a strap on a bridle or halter that joins the throatlatch and noseband.
Origin of chin strap
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • She carries the helmet by its tough plastic chin strap and as she runs along, it bangs against her bare leg.
  • Tighten the chin strap and consider how the helmet feels.
  • Before buckling the chin strap, have children shake their head from side to side.
  • Make sure that the chin strap fits around your ear and under your chin snugly and comfortably.
  • For a helmet to provide protection during impact, it must have a chin strap and buckle that will stay securely fastened.
  • Always ensure a proper fit by tightening the chin strap to keep the helmet from slipping.
  • The chin strap must secure the helmet so it will stay on your head in a collision.
  • Make sure the helmet is comfortable and snug-keep it level on your head and keep the chin strap buckled and secure.
  • Make sure the chin strap fits securely and that the buckle stays fastened.
  • It has a chin strap with snaps and is designed so that it can be worn three different ways.

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