vb. To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp). To enclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace. To surround and cling to; to entwine about.
- n. An adjustable catch, bent plate, or hook, for holding together two objects or the parts of anything, as the ends of a belt, the covers of a book, etc. A close embrace; a throwing of the arms around; a grasping, as with the hand. Clasp knife, a large knife, the blade of which folds or shuts into the handle.
- Clasp lock, a lock which closes or secures itself by means of a spring.