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chinstrap (plural chinstraps)
- A strip of leather or material used to fasten a hat or helmet under the chin.
- 1777, John Richardson, A Dictionary, Persian, Arabic, and English, page 752:
- A bridle, the chin-strap or chain.
- 1842, “Waifs of the Waters”, in The Sporting Review:
- Such a deficit was not likely long to escape notice: the regiment was halted in the midst of a manœuvre, and, in the pause that ensued, Nosey demanded, in a grunt of thunder, how, without a chinstrap, I could expect my cap to stick upon my head.
- 2005, Peacock, Joe, Mentally Incontinent:
- I immediately spat my mouthpiece out and unbuckled my chinstrap, yanking my helmet off of my head in a determined flash.
- A form of beard grown under the chin.