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hasp (n.)

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," but all are of uncertain origin. The meaning "a quantity of yarn" is from c. 1400 but perhaps not the same word.

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Definitions of hasp from WordNet
1
hasp (v.)
secure or lock with a hasp;
2
hasp (n.)
a fastener for a door or lid; a hinged metal plate is fitted over a staple and is locked with a pin or padlock;
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