stropper, n.
/strop/, n., v., stropped, stropping.
1. any of several devices for sharpening razors, esp. a strip of leather or other flexible material.
2. Also, strap. Naut., Mach.
a. a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, deadeye, etc.
b. a metal band surrounding the pulley of a block to transmit the load on the pulley to its hook or shackle.
c. a rope sling, as for handling cargo.
d. a ring or grommet of rope.
3. to sharpen on or as if on a strop.
[bef. 1050; ME (n.), OE; c. D, LG strop; all prob. < L stroppus, var. of struppus strap]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • strop — STROP, stropi, s.m. 1. Particulă globulară dintr un lichid; cantitate mică dintr un lichid; spec. picătură de ploaie. ♢ loc. adv. Strop cu (sau de) strop = picătură cu picătură; puţin câte puţin; încetul cu încetul. Până la un strop = până nu mai …   Dicționar Român

  • strop — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. stroppie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} poziomy element konstrukcyjny dzielący budynek na kondygnacje; także: sufit w wielkim obiekcie : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Strop… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • Strop — Strop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stropped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Stropping}.] To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen; as, to strop a razor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strop — strȍp m <G stròpa, N mn stròpovi> DEFINICIJA građ. konstrukcija, ob. vodoravna koja natkriva zatvoreni prostor; plafon SINTAGMA niski strop 1. dosl. strop na maloj visini od poda 2. tehn. posebno dodana konstrukcija koja snižava visinsku… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Strop — Strop, n. [Cf. F. estrope, [ e]trope, fr. L. struppus. See {Strop} a strap.] (Naut.) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strop — [strɔp US stra:p] n [: Old English; Origin: leather band for tying an oar , from Latin struppus band, strap , from Greek strophos twisted band ] 1.) a narrow piece of leather used for making a ↑razor sharp 2.) in a strop …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strop — (n.) mid 14c., loop or strap on a harness, probably from O.Fr. estrop (see STRAP (Cf. strap) (n.)). Specific sense of leather strap used for sharpening razors first recorded 1702. The verb in this sense is from 1841. Distribution of senses… …   Etymology dictionary

  • strop — Ⅰ. strop [1] ► NOUN 1) a strip of leather for sharpening razors. 2) Nautical a collar of leather, spliced rope, or iron, used for handling cargo. ► VERB (stropped, stropping) ▪ sharpen on or with a strop …   English terms dictionary

  • Strop — Strop, n. [See {Strap}.] A strap; specifically, same as {Strap}, 3. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strop — sb., pen, per, perne, i sms. strop , fx stropkjole …   Dansk ordbog

  • strop — [sträp] n. [ME, a band, thong, noose < OE, akin to MHG strupfe < early WGmc loanword < L struppus < Gr strophos, a twisted band: for IE base see STROPHE] 1. var. of STRAP 2. a device, esp. a thick leather band, used for putting a fine …   English World dictionary