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hasp

[hasp] /hæsp/
noun
1.
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)
2.
to fasten with or as with a hasp.
Origin
1000
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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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for hasp

hasp

/hɑːsp/
noun
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
verb
2.
(transitive) to secure (a door, window, etc) with a hasp
Word Origin
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 and History for hasp
n.

Old English hæpse "fastening, clip," with later Old English metathesis of -p- and -s-. Related to Old Norse hespa "hasp, fastening," Middle Dutch, German haspe "clamp, hinge, hook," of uncertain origin.

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