tarapu

tarapu, n.

1. Strap, loop (supporting belt).

Ko te kiri kāka‘u ‘ē rua tarapu i te ruru, nōku ia.
The suitcase with two straps round it, that one’s mine;

Tāmoua te tarapu i tō pāruru vaevae kia piri.
Do the straps on your pads up tight;

Kāre au e ‘inangaro i te piripou tarapu, kāre au e ruru kiri ana.
I don’t want trousers with belt loops on, I don’t wear a belt.

2. Rope net (used in cargo loading).

Kua ‘ī vi rātou i te au pūtē kōpara nā roto i te tarapu ki runga i te pa‘ī
. They swung the sacks of copra up onto the ship in loading nets.
[Eng. strap.]

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