from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A powerfully built, robust person.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large, strong, robust person (usually a man)
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who uses strap.
- n. A person or thing of uncommon size.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who has to do with straps; specifically, one who has charge of the harnessing of horses.
- n. Anything bulky; a large, tall person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large and strong and heavyset man
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I have put an under-strapper upon writing a twopenny pamphlet  to give an account of the whole design.
But as you are aware, a couple of days ago we had received some final evaluation of the environmental testing which showed that one strapper (ph) on the P Street facility did test positive, and for that reason we had pursued that at that time.
"And his beadle, your lordship," added the host, and the under-strapper inside the greatcoat saluted the Colonel with a flourish of his tipstaff.
I was a young strapper about sixteen years old, and thinking about wenches pretty hard and wanting something to help me out wid the one I liked best.
Then they give a gun to an under-strapper, telling him to stand in some prominent part of the woods, _his_ gun well in sight.
Jemmie Ferguson the old strapper, whose occupation like that of Othello's was all gone, saw it start with a heavy heart, and crowds turned out to bid it good-bye.
Turk what noteworthy distinction is there between vizier and sandal-strapper?
And it was indeed in Nassau Street, and, moreover, in full view of the bow window of Kildare Street Club, that the cup of the under-strapper's misfortunes brimmed over.
These began with the despatching of the mare, badly cut, and apparently lame on every leg, in charge of the remains of the under-strapper, to her destination.
Still less so was the dealer's under-strapper, to whom fell the task of escorting her through the streets of Dublin.