I had been re-reading my copy of the "CP Bible" The Savage Garden and the phrase "strapped-shaped" as Peter D'Amato used kept jumping out at me. I couldn't help but wonder what this odd phrase meant, exactly?
For me, strapped is what happens when something is struck by a strap or is held down (in place) with one. It is a verb, denoting the action of the same, not an adjective. What does it mean when used together "hyphenated" with the word "shaped"; "strapped-shaped"? To me the hyphenated combination would mean, "shaped like being struck by a strap".
If anyone can provide any insight on this I would greatly appreciate it.