Word of the day – hasp

hasp (n.) a clasp for a door, lid, etc., esp. one passing over a staple and fastened by a pin or a padlock

“I tried the hasp, and to my surprise, it popped open. It was unlocked! The two halves, hinged in the middle, swung easily apart, and I found myself face-to-face with Mr. Sander’s wardrobe: a blue serge suit, two shirts, a pair of brown Oxfords (with blue serge? Even I knew better than that!), and a floppy, theatrical hat that reminded me of photographs I’d seen of G.K. Chesterton in the Radio Times.”
from The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
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