strapping


strapping
1. An operation by which supply containers, such as cartons or boxes, are reinforced by bands, metal straps, or wire, placed at specified intervals around them, drawn taut, and then sealed or clamped by a machine. 2. Measurement of storage tanks and calculation of volume to provide tables for conversion of depth of product in linear units of measurement to volume of contents.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • strapping — (adj.) tall and sturdy, originally applied to women, 1650s, from prp. of STRAP (Cf. strap) (v.). Cf. similar senses of whopping, spanking …   Etymology dictionary

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