Definition of Clasp. Meaning of Clasp. Synonyms of Clasp

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Definition of Clasp

Clasp
Clasp Clasp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clasped; p. pr. & vb. n. Clasping] [OE. claspen, clapsen, prob. akin to E. clap.] 1. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp). 2. To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace. 3. To surround and cling to; to entwine about. ``Clasping ivy.' --Milton.
Clasp
Clasp Clasp, n. 1. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. 2. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand. Clasp knife, a large knife, the blade of which folds or shuts into the handle. Clasp lock, a lock which closes or secures itself by means of a spring.

Meaning of Clasp from wikipedia

- clasp, clasper, or clasps in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Clasp, clasper or CLASP may refer to: Wrist clasp, a dressing accessory Folding clasp,...
- An Akers' clasp is the classic direct retainer for removable partial dentures. Named after its inventor, Polk E. Akers, this suprabulge clasp consists...
- biology, a clasper is a male anatomical structure found in some groups of animals, used in mating. Male cartilaginous fish have claspers formed from...
- A medal bar or medal clasp is a thin metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration, civil decoration, or other medal. It most commonly indicates...
- A lobster clasp, also known as a lobster hook, lobster claw, trigger clasp, or bocklebee clasp, is a fastener that is held closed by a spring. The lobster...
- An Adams clasp is a component used to retain a custom-made medical device in the mouth. The clasp functions by engaging the mesiobuccal and distobuccal...
- A self-clasping handshake is a gesture in which one hand is grasped by the other and held together in front of the body or over the head. In the United...
- The Clasp to the Iron Cross (Spange zum Eisernen Kreuz) was a white metal medal clasp displa**** on the uniforms of German Wehrmacht personnel who had...
- Clasp-knife response refers to a Golgi tendon reflex with a rapid decrease in resistance when attempting to flex a joint, usually during a neurological...
- Congenital clasped thumb describes an anomaly which is characterized by a fixed thumb into the palm at the metacarpophalangeal joint in one or both hands...