Main definitions of strapping in English

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strapping1

adjective

  • (especially of a young person) big and strong.

    ‘they had three strapping sons’
    • ‘He has changed the face of golf from an image of chubby guys like Fuzzy Zoeller and Craig Stadler with few other athletic capabilities to that of a strapping man in the prime of his life.’
    • ‘The thing was, both Richard and Howe were big, strapping guys.’
    • ‘Now 66 years old, Mona is a tall strapping woman who was once a man.’
    • ‘Jack, a tall strapping man, was a hurler of note, captaining Kilgarvan when they were defeated by a disputed point by a Tralee team led by John Joe Sheehy in the 1918 final, played late in 1919.’
    • ‘John grew into a strapping lad with the makings of a farmer, and with this in mind he spent his fourteenth year living with relatives on their farm in Dunmore, Co. Galway.’
    • ‘You know the type: big strapping dude, centre of attention, the person everyone looks to for approval and the one without whom nothing important ever happens.’
    • ‘It was doubly surprising to those who remain convinced that the strapping James McLaren would be in his element if cast as an inside centre, whose primary job was to take the ball up.’
    • ‘He was mad about football but not a strapping lad by any means, so he liked the notion of doing anything that would make him stronger.’
    • ‘The princess was led up the aisle by her groom's younger brother, Henry, Duke of York, a strapping boy of ten, more solidly built and more vigorous and outgoing than Arthur.’
    • ‘But it's not just Liam, now a strapping teenager, who is beaming on the pictures.’
    • ‘He returned to Cameroon to visit in 2004, where even friends found it hard to believe that the strapping lad before them was the same scrawny kid who had seen his football dream shattered.’
    • ‘He was a strapping lad with broad shoulders and quite tall.’
    • ‘It seems there's a perception that it's a girlie programme, unsuitable for a strapping bloke with a shaven head.’
    • ‘It was a very difficult time, but they are both strong strapping children now.’
    • ‘Thankfully, I never discovered whether this gang of kids were bluffing or not because a strapping man who had been drinking in the pub opposite sauntered onto the street.’
    • ‘If it was some tall strapping guy who seemed to be her boyfriend, he would just leave and never call her again.’
    • ‘Fifteen years on, thanks in large part to the 25 brave souls who put their careers on the line to be in at the beginning, the ailing infant has become a strapping teenager.’
    • ‘By having a strapping man say Katherina's words, it is not real and not naturalistic, so it gives the audience a jolt and makes the play double edged.’
    • ‘There was a fine strapping man, I would have thought in his late 20s or early 30s, lying outside O'Neill's shoe shop.’
    big, strong, well built, sturdily built, sturdy, brawny, burly, broad-shouldered, muscular, muscly, well muscled, robust, rugged, lusty, herculean
    hunky, beefy, husky, ripped, shredded
    buff
    jacked
    stalwart
    thewy, stark
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Pronunciation:

strapping

/ˈstrapɪŋ/

Main definitions of strapping in English

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strapping2

noun

  • 1[mass noun] Adhesive plaster for binding injured parts of the body.

    • ‘Detectives revealed that the cord on his main parachute had been deliberately severed, as was the strapping on his reserve chute.’
    • ‘Initial treatment options for heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis include anti-inflammatory medications, padding and strapping of the foot, and physical therapy.’
    • ‘Heavy strapping on the ankle had its most negative impact on Wynne's start to yesterday's race, when he struggled for rhythm.’
    • ‘The Kent athlete sprained his ankle after falling off a bus on Friday and competed with heavy strapping.’
    • ‘Wear an arm brace - this is a form of strapping made of silicone or other plastic material that can be worn around the forearm and elbow to help restrict movement of the tendon.’
    • ‘After a few days you can gradually decrease the amount of strapping to the joint and begin passive movement.’
    • ‘He declared himself fit on Friday and, although he needed to play with a heavy strapping on his ankle, I decided to put him on the bench for security because we are still short of defenders.’
    • ‘Early indications are that McAteer has strained medial ligaments in his left knee but despite the midfielder later admitting he was ‘a bit sore’ he was able to limp on the Ireland team bus with heavy strapping.’
    • ‘While the player has not suffered a dislocated shoulder or broken collar bone, he is in severe pain with apparent ligament damage and is unable to lift his arm which has been kept in a sling and strapping over the weekend.’
    • ‘But Jones managed to run off the injury and after the break the strapping was gone and he kicked Orrell six points clear with two more penalties.’
    • ‘He felt a searing pain in his side after hurling down a bouncer on Boxing Day, and was forced to bowl and bat on the following two days wearing heavy strapping and severely restricted because of the pain.’
    • ‘They took her strapping off, looked at it and told her to wait, so she did.’
    • ‘That limping at the end of races and the fact that he wears black strapping - similar to that once used by athletes to ease the cursed runner's knee - has left fans somewhat mystified for he has refused to dwell on the matter.’
    • ‘Williams had shown no signs of being particularly hurt before the break, or of being restricted by the heavy strapping to her thigh afterwards.’
    • ‘The strapping restricted the movement of my knee, but it was a case of making it through to the next round.’
    • ‘Petrova has heavy strapping on her right thigh and Clijsters is keen to move her around, but the Russian gets back on level terms with a strong service game.’
    • ‘We discussed other treatment options - night splints, plantar strapping, orthotics, and a cortisone injection.’
    • ‘Physio Mark Taylor bandaged him up and, after Pedersen tested the strapping and his confidence in training on Friday, he was restored to the front line.’
    • ‘Those looking for signs of weakness, particularly in the area of a left knee that still carries a small strapping to address a tendonitis problem, found none.’
    1. 1.1Strips of leather or pliable metal used to hold, strengthen, or fasten something.
      • ‘Dr. Hans brought up the fact that although the alphorns were still made in Switzerland from traditional pinewood, the strapping around the length of the horn was these days made from Thai bamboo.’
      • ‘The hilt was of black leather strapping and silver was used for the crosspiece.’
      • ‘He was wearing a golden vest with several pieces of protective armor of blue strapping against his limbs.’
      • ‘The strapping prevented any unseemly bulges, while keeping the smooth line of the tight trousers that were fashionable at the time.’
      • ‘Do not use thin wire, metal or plastic strapping, or other material that could seriously cut you if you fell against it hard enough.’
      • ‘Or, for example, Aalto's s-chairs I use a lot, with the strapping.’
      • ‘Tie-down straps were run over the cans and the excess strapping was used to put an extra turn in the tie-down ratchet.’
      • ‘Police launched a murder inquiry almost eight weeks ago after disclosing that the cord on the main parachute and the strapping on his reserve chute had been deliberately severed.’
      • ‘The firm which manufactures butter tubs for the dairy industry as well as plastic strapping as seen on peat briquettes was once one of the major employers in Kildare.’
      • ‘Use toothpaste applied with a dry cloth to get rid of scuff marks on vinyl furniture or strapping.’
      • ‘It is believed Mr Howell was adjusting strapping on a stationary lorry when he was crushed by another lorry.’
      • ‘What everyone was looking at (in miniature) was the red strapping of Sweeney's pads.’
      • ‘The strapping is used for a wide range of materials such as bricks, blocks, briquettes and tiles.’

Pronunciation:

strapping

/ˈstrapɪŋ/