Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

shoulder strap

a strap worn over the shoulder, as to support a garment.
Origin of shoulder strap
1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for shoulder-strap
Historical Examples
  • His uniform was torn to tatters in the back and elbows, and one shoulder-strap swung hither and thither on its torn fastening.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
  • What signifies the shoulder-strap if the sword is free and strong from the scabbard?

  • Captain Bliss, of Newton's staff, by a flying fragment lost his shoulder-strap, and he himself was painfully hurt.

    Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. W. Fletcher Johnson
  • So I went, and asked the wearer of the shoulder-strap if he had been at the Dardanelles.

    New Zealanders at Gallipoli Major Fred Waite
  • If ever a man earned a shoulder-strap, you did at that fight.

    Frank Before Vicksburg Harry Castlemon
  • One of them was a tall man with a crown and star on his shoulder-strap.

    Now It Can Be Told Philip Gibbs
  • Jean stared, stared and remained silent; but a moment later the candidate had seized him by the shoulder-strap.

  • Some one stooped down over me, examined my shoulder-strap, and said, "Huhzo!"

  • Unless he were near enough for them to see the single “pip” on his shoulder-strap, they would never know they had made a mistake.

    Cupid in Africa P. C. Wren
  • A light would come into his eye, and he would seize hold of his victim by the shoulder-strap and heave and tug till it came off.

British Dictionary definitions for shoulder-strap

shoulder strap

a strap over one or both of the shoulders, as to hold up a garment or to support a bag, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for shoulder strap

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for shoulder

Scrabble Words With Friends