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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The door was secured by a hasp and a heavy padlock and the windows were protected by grilles.
▪ The trunk had a hasp and padlock which looked new, though the trunk itself was war surplus.
▪ This is a lightweight wooden construction and has a hinged lid, secured with a hasp and a small wooden peg.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hesp \Hesp\, n. [Cf. Icel. hespa a hasp, a wisp or skein. See Hasp.] A measure of two hanks of linen thread. [Scot.] [Written also hasp.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English hæpse "fastening, clip," with later Old English metathesis of -p- and -s-. Related to Old Norse hespa "hasp, fastening," Middle Dutch, German haspe "clamp, hinge, hook," of uncertain origin.


n. 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 An instrument for cutting the surface of grassland; a scarifier. vb. To shut or fasten with a hasp.

  1. n. a fastener for a door or lid; a hinged metal strap fits over a staple and is locked with a pin or padlock

  2. v. secure or lock with a hasp


HASP may refer to:

  • Homeowners Affordability and Stability Plan, a U.S. program announced on February 18, 2009 by U.S. President Barack Obama
  • Houston Automatic Spooling Priority, a system program for IBM System/360 and IBM System/370 mainframe computer systems
  • Hardware Against Software Piracy, a copy-protection dongle; see Aladdin Knowledge Systems#DRM
  • one of the two pieces of a hasp and staple, see Latch (hardware)

Usage examples of "hasp".

Mighty chests and almeries hasped and bound with gold stood against the wall, wherein he kept his rich apparel.

When the hasp is open or the lock icon is missing, the Web site is not authenticated as genuine, and any information transmitted is in the clear--that is, unencrypted.

One door was fettered by two closed padlocks, which were large and strong, and mounted upon separate heavy hasps.

In the right-hand corner, almost invisible from outside, was a narrow door of thick teak that opened very readily when the Mahatma fumbled with it although I saw no lock, hasp or keyhole on the side toward us.

The invisible force that grabbed him flung him sideways, slamming him into two shiny boomerangs that ripped the buttons and hasps from his flightsuit, again tossing him upward.

The padlock was small and rusted, and it looped through an even rustier hasp, which easily came off the door with a splintering sound.

Different-colored beanies spill from the rolling solander box, whose lock's hasp is broken and protrudes like a tongue as it rolls.

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She grabbed a cinder block and smashed it down on the hasp and lock, which snapped off easily.

He'd found a couple of shovels, a length of rope, a pair of tin snips, pliers, a bolt cutter, a hammer, a hasp, an ancient-looking hand drill, and two wrenches.

Then I used a handheld drill to set the screw holes for the hasp I was mounting.

Endless sound of fingers laboriously solving the riddle of chain, bolt, and hasp lock.

If I were hasped in arms on a high steed there is no man here to match me, their might is so weak.

All hasped in his high weeds, they led him to the hall, where a fair fire burned fiercely upon the hearth.

The sand lay blue in the moonlight and the iron tires of the wagons rolled among the shapes of the riders in gleaming hoops that veered and wheeled woundedly and vaguely navigational like slender astrolabes and the polished shoes of the horses kept hasping up like a myriad of eyes winking across the desert floor.