Definition of Strop

1. Noun. A leather strap used to sharpen razors.

Generic synonyms: Sharpener, Strap



2. Verb. Sharpen on a strop. "Strop razors"
Generic synonyms: Sharpen

Definition of Strop

1. n. A strap; specifically, same as Strap, 3.

2. v. t. To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor.

3. n. A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.

Definition of Strop

1. Noun. A strap; more specifically a piece of leather or a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for honing a razor, in this sense also called ''razor strop''. ¹

2. Noun. (British) A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.) ¹

3. Verb. (obsolete) To strap. ¹

4. Verb. (''recorded since 1842; now most used'') To hone (a razor) with a strop. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strop

1. to sharpen on a strip of leather [v STROPPED, STROPPING, STROPS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strop

strontiojoaquinite
strontiomelane
strontiopyrochlore
strontiowhitlockite
strontitic
strontium
strontium-90
strontium 90
strontiums
strook
strooke
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strookes
stroopwafel
stroopwafels
strop (current term)
strophanthidin
strophanthin
strophanthins
strophanthus
strophe
strophes
strophic
strophiole
strophioles
strophoid
strophoids
strophuli
strophulus
stropped

Literary usage of Strop

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"A single strop may be made by joining the ends of a rope of sufficient length to go round the block and thimble by a common short splice, which rests on the ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"If the block be not then on the right slew (the shell horizontal or vertical) a union thimble Is used with another strop, which produces the desired effect; ..."

3. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"502) proved strop. <f>, beginning with 5 drops, increasing to 80 drops during the five days of his proving. His symptoms are marked (G). Matthes (ibid. ..."

4. A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by John Henry Clarke (1902)
"502) proved strop. <p, beginning with 5 drops, increasing to 80 drops during the five days of his proving. His symptoms are marked (G). Matthes (ibid. ..."

5. The American Journal of Microscopy and Popular Science (1878)
"The strop is used in the first place for smoothing off the edge, ... It is true that in the latter case the strop trespasses somewhat on the functions of ..."

6. The Wits and Beaux of Society by A. T. Thomson, Philip Wharton (1871)
"The strop of Hunger.—Kitchen Examinations.—The Wrong House.—Angling for an Invitation.—The Hackney-coach Device.—The Plots of Hook and Mathews. ..."

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