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Definition of "strapping" [strap•ping]

  • Having a sturdy muscular physique; robust. (adjective)
  • Straps considered as a group. (noun)
  • Material for making straps. (noun)

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 "strapping" in a sentence
  • "The driver was a big burly guy who was very effecient in strapping first my wheelchair to the van and then me into the chair."
  • "He inquired about my luggage, which I told him would arrive later, then he called a strapping porter who had a chairlike contraption strapped to his back."
  • "Bad reports were current there of male teachers driven out by a certain strapping lad."