a clasp for a door, lid, etc., especially one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock.
verb (used with object)
to fasten with or as with a hasp.

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hæsp, hæpse; cognate with German Haspe hasp; akin to Dutch haspel reel, Old Norse hespa skein, hasp

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hasp (hɑːsp)
1.  a metal fastening consisting of a hinged strap with a slot that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock
2.  (tr) to secure (a door, window, etc) with a hasp
[Old English hæpse; related to Old Norse hespa, Old High German haspa hasp, Dutch haspel reel, Sanskrit capa bow]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. hæpse "fastening, clip," with later O.E. metathesis of -p- and -s-. Related to O.N. hespa, M.Du., Ger. haspe "clamp, hinge, hook," but the evolution is obscure.
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Computing Dictionary

HASP definition

Houston Automatic Spooling Program

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Example sentences
Is designed with a hasp or other means of attachment to which a lock can be affixed.
Each enclosure is outfitted with a hasp and a small padlock to provide some security.
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