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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stropverb

    a leather strap used to sharpen razors

  2. stropverb

    sharpen on a strop

    "strop razors"

Wiktionary

  1. stropnoun

    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.

    Etymology: Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

  2. stropnoun

    A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.)

    Etymology: Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

  3. stropverb

    To strap.

    Etymology: Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

  4. stropverb

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

    One should strop the razor before each shave.

    Etymology: Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stropnoun

    a strap; specifically, same as Strap, 3

    Etymology: [See Strap.]

  2. Stropverb

    to draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor

    Etymology: [See Strap.]

  3. Stropnoun

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

    Etymology: [See Strap.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Strop

    strop, n. a strip of leather, or of wood covered with leather, &c., for sharpening razors.—v.t. to sharpen on a strop:—pr.p. strop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. stropped. [Older form of strap.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. strop

    A piece of rope, spliced generally into a circular wreath, and used to surround the body of a block, so that the latter may be hung to any particular situation about the masts, yards, or rigging. Strops are also used occasionally to fasten upon any large rope for the purpose of hooking a tackle to the eye or double part of the strop, in order to extend or pull with redoubled effort upon the same rope; as in setting up the rigging, where one hook of the tackle is fixed in a strop applied to the particular shroud, and the other to its laniard.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of strop in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of strop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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