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shoulder strap

noun
1.
a strap worn over the shoulder, as to support a garment.
Origin of shoulder strap
1680-1690
1680-90
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  • "It was something in butterine," said another guest negligently and swore, softly and intensely, at a shoulder strap.

    The Innocent Adventuress Mary Hastings Bradley
  • Later I also found this shoulder strap hanging to one of my buttons.

    By Force of Impulse Harry V. Vogt
  • Its outer appearance was that of a neat modern woman's handbag with a shoulder strap.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • The name of the regiment—Shropshire—was plainly in evidence on the shoulder strap.

    War's Brighter Side Julian Ralph.
  • The case is of tan calfskin, provided with shoulder strap, and has an efficient small compass set into the cover.

    Visual Signaling Signal Corps United States Army
  • As he did, the blanket slipped from his shoulder, and I saw on his shoulder strap the star of a second lieutenant.

    Trenching at Gallipoli John Gallishaw
  • Meanwhile, Dr. Ted had picked up a little bag which he usually carried with a shoulder strap.

    Endurance Test Alan Douglas
  • I bought a leather hand-bag with a shoulder strap, and every day joined the stream of clerks and students crossing the Common.

  • But if I may give you a bit of friendly advice, put the sabre-belt under—not over—the shoulder strap.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • He adjusted the shoulder strap that harnessed his broadsword to his back and looked at Odin curiously.

    Hunters Out of Space Joseph Everidge Kelleam
British Dictionary definitions for shoulder strap

shoulder strap

noun
1.
a strap over one or both of the shoulders, as to hold up a garment or to support a bag, etc
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