Part of speech: verb

To fasten, as with a hasp.

Part of speech: noun

A fastening passing over a staple and secured as by a padlock.

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Usage examples "hasp":

  1. Charles watched him groping for the hasp, and, when he had got the gate open, feel about for the pail of water, which when he found he struck against the gate- post as he carried it through. - "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
  2. At last the file had cut far enough into the hasp for Roy's strong fingers to be able to bend the metal apart. - "The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise", Margaret Burnham.
  3. Slosson, without any superfluous gallantry, helped his captives down the slope and aboard the keel boat, where he locked them in the cabin, the door of which fastened with a hasp and wooden peg. - "The Prodigal Judge", Vaughan Kester.