hasp

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English[edit]

A 17th-century copper alloy hasp with broad hook

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English haspe, hespe, from Old English hæsp, hæpse (hasp; clasp; fastening), from Proto-Germanic *haspijǭ, *hapsijǭ (hasp), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kamb- (to bend; crook). Cognate with Middle Dutch haspe, Middle Low German haspe, hespe, German Low German Haspel (spindle of yarn), German Häspe, Danish hasp, Swedish hasp, Icelandic hespa (clamp; hasp; skein of yarn).

Noun[edit]

hasp (plural hasps)

  1. A clasp, especially a metal strap fastened by a padlock or a pin; also, a hook for fastening a door.
  2. A spindle to wind yarn, thread, or silk on.
  3. Alternative form of hesp
  4. An instrument for cutting the surface of grassland; a scarifier.

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Verb[edit]

hasp (third-person singular simple present hasps, present participle hasping, simple past and past participle hasped)

  1. to shut or fasten with a hasp

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Irish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hasp f sg

  1. h-prothesized form of asp

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

hasp c

  1. a hasp, a latch, a primitive locking mechanism

Declension[edit]

Declension of hasp 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative hasp haspen haspar hasparna
Genitive hasps haspens haspars hasparnas

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