1. One who uses strap.
2. A person or thing of uncommon size. [Colloq.]
(Strap"ping) a. Tall; strong; lusty; large; as, a strapping fellow. [Colloq.]
There are five and thirty strapping officers gone.Farquhar.
(Strap"ple) v. t. To hold or bind with, or as with, a strap; to entangle. [Obs.] Chapman.
(Strap"-shaped`) a. Shaped like a strap; ligulate; as, a strap-shaped corolla.
(Strap"work`) n. (Arch.) A kind of ornament consisting of a narrow fillet or band folded,
crossed, and interlaced.
(Strass) n. [So called from its inventor, a German jeweler: cf. F. stras.] (Chem.) A brilliant
glass, used in the manufacture of artificial paste gems, which consists essentially of a complex borosilicate
of lead and potassium. Cf. Glass.
(Stra"ta) n., pl. of Stratum.
(Strat"a*gem) n. [F. stratagème (cf. Sp. estratagema, It. stratagemma), L. strategema, Gr.
fr. to be leader of an army, fr. a general; an army (probably as being spread out; cf. Stratum) + to lead.
See Agent.] An artifice or trick in war for deceiving the enemy; hence, in general, artifice; deceptive
device; secret plot; evil machination.
Fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.Shak.
Those oft are stratagems which error seem,Pope.
Nor is it Homer nods, but we that dream.
(Strat`a*gem"ic*al) a. Containing stratagem; as, a stratagemical epistle. [R.] Swift.
(Strat`a*rith"me*try) n. [Gr. army + number + -metry.] (Mil.) The art of drawing up an
army, or any given number of men, in any geometrical figure, or of estimating or expressing the number
of men in such a figure.
(Strat`e*get"ic Strat`e*get"ic*al) a. Strategic.
(Strat`e*get"ics) n. Strategy.
Strategic line (Mil.), a line joining strategic points. Strategic point (Mil.), any point or region in
the theater or warlike operations which affords to its possessor an advantage over his opponent, as a
mountain pass, a junction of rivers or roads, a fortress, etc.
(Stra*te"gic Stra*te"gic*al), a. [Gr. of or for a general: cf. F. stratégique.] Of or pertaining to
strategy; effected by artifice. Stra*te"gic*al*ly, adv.
(Stra*te"gics) n. Strategy.
(Strat"e*gist) n. [Cf. F. stratégiste.] One skilled in strategy, or the science of directing great
(||Stra*te"gus) n.; pl. Strategi [L., fr. Gr. . See Stratagem.] (Gr. Antiq.) The leader or
commander of an army; a general.
(Strat"e*gy) n. [Gr. : cf. F. stratégie. See Stratagem.]