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back +‎ strap


backstrap (plural backstraps)

  1. A pull strap extending the backstay of a boot or shoe.
  2. The backbone of a book.
  3. A loin of meat consisting of the muscle on each side of the spine.
    • 2010, Guy Mirabella, Eat - Ate, page 110:
      As a dressing, combine the extra-virgin olive oil and garlic in a small bowl, seasoning with salt and pepper. Arrange the whole eggplants and tomatoes on a large platter. Slice the lamb backstraps diagonally and lay the meat over the eggplants and tomatoes.
  4. An anchoring strap, passed around the waist or hips, for a small loom.