chinstrap

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English[edit]

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Bicycle helmet with yellow chinstrap.
Man with chinstrap beard.

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Etymology[edit]

chin +‎ strap

Noun[edit]

chinstrap (plural chinstraps)

  1. A strip of leather or material used to fasten a hat or helmet under the chin
    • 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.
  2. A form of beard grown under the chin.

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