Definition of "clasp" [clasp]

  • A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together. (noun)
  • An embrace or hug. (noun)
  • A grip or grasp of the hand. (noun)
  • A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal. (noun)
  • To fasten with or as if with a clasp. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clasp" in a sentence
  • "I knew Mr. Henry Drummond, and the memory of his strong, warm hand-clasp is like a benediction."
  • "All products exceed 70 percent recycled content, and Alchemy Goods’ latest item, a bottle opener made from a seat belt clasp, is its first to achieve a 100 (fully recycled)."
  • "A roughly two-foot piece of light rope is tied to the screw eye, and a clasp is attached to the opposite end."