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strop

 (strŏp)
n.
1. A strap, especially a short rope whose ends are spliced together to make a ring.
2. A flexible strip of leather or canvas used for sharpening a razor.
tr.v. stropped, strop·ping, strops
To sharpen (a razor) on a strop.

[Middle English strope, band of leather, probably from Old English, thong for an oar, from Latin stroppus, twisted cord, from Greek strophos, from strephein, to turn; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots.]

strop

(strɒp)
n
1. (Tools) a leather strap or an abrasive strip for sharpening razors. Also called: stropper
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a rope or metal band around a block or deadeye for support
3. chiefly informal Brit a temper tantrum: he threw a strop and stormed off.
vb, strops, stropping or stropped
(Tools) (tr) to sharpen (a razor, etc) on a strop
[C14 (in nautical use: a strip of rope): via Middle Low German or Middle Dutch strop, ultimately from Latin stroppus, from Greek strophos cord; see strophe]

strop

(strɒp)

n., v. stropped, strop•ping. n.
1. a device for sharpening razors, esp. a strip of leather or other flexible material.
2. a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, deadeye, etc.
v.t.
3. to sharpen on or as if on a strop.
[before 1050; Middle English, Old English, c. Middle Dutch, Middle Low German strop, Old High German strupf, all < Latin stroppus, struppus twisted cord, headband, « Greek stróphos (compare strophe)]
strop′per, n.

strop


Past participle: stropped
Gerund: stropping

Imperative
strop
strop
Present
I strop
you strop
he/she/it strops
we strop
you strop
they strop
Preterite
I stropped
you stropped
he/she/it stropped
we stropped
you stropped
they stropped
Present Continuous
I am stropping
you are stropping
he/she/it is stropping
we are stropping
you are stropping
they are stropping
Present Perfect
I have stropped
you have stropped
he/she/it has stropped
we have stropped
you have stropped
they have stropped
Past Continuous
I was stropping
you were stropping
he/she/it was stropping
we were stropping
you were stropping
they were stropping
Past Perfect
I had stropped
you had stropped
he/she/it had stropped
we had stropped
you had stropped
they had stropped
Future
I will strop
you will strop
he/she/it will strop
we will strop
you will strop
they will strop
Future Perfect
I will have stropped
you will have stropped
he/she/it will have stropped
we will have stropped
you will have stropped
they will have stropped
Future Continuous
I will be stropping
you will be stropping
he/she/it will be stropping
we will be stropping
you will be stropping
they will be stropping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stropping
you have been stropping
he/she/it has been stropping
we have been stropping
you have been stropping
they have been stropping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stropping
you will have been stropping
he/she/it will have been stropping
we will have been stropping
you will have been stropping
they will have been stropping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stropping
you had been stropping
he/she/it had been stropping
we had been stropping
you had been stropping
they had been stropping
Conditional
I would strop
you would strop
he/she/it would strop
we would strop
you would strop
they would strop
Past Conditional
I would have stropped
you would have stropped
he/she/it would have stropped
we would have stropped
you would have stropped
they would have stropped

Strop

A thin leather strap about two inches wide and twenty inches long used for burnishing a straight razor edge after the razor had been sharpened on a Whetstone (Whetrock). Razor strops were also sometimes used instead of switches for administering punishment to small boys.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Strop - a leather strap used to sharpen razorsstrop - a leather strap used to sharpen razors
sharpener - any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper; "a knife sharpener"
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
Verb1.strop - sharpen on a strop; "strop razors"
sharpen - make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
Translations

strop

[strɒp]
A. Nsuavizador m
B. VTsuavizar

strop

nStreichriemen m
vtabziehen
References in classic literature ?
The dressing- room door being hastily flung open, Mr Mantalini was disclosed to view, with his shirt-collar symmetrically thrown back: putting a fine edge to a breakfast knife by means of his razor strop.
Three feet away from them in the shade a seaman sat on a spar, very busy splicing a strop, and dipping his fingers into a tar-pot, as if utterly unaware of their existence.
Sometimes, after a long inspection of an epitaph, he would strop his beak upon the grave to which it referred, and cry in his hoarse tones, 'I'm a devil, I'm a devil, I'm a devil
He was turned out of his nice cabin, and packed in with his belongings to share that of Lieutenant Kurt, whose luck it was to be junior, and the bird-headed officer, still swearing slightly, and carrying strops and aluminium boot-trees and weightless hair-brushes and hand-mirrors and pomade in his hands, resumed possession.
I'VE seen some TV strops in my time, but Deborah Meaden ejecting her toys from her pram on Sunday night's Dragons' Den was a classic.
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Yesterday's strop was over the other housemates ``dropping her in it'' by asking her questions about the outside world and then, shock, horror, not apologising.
The outboard man put his feet in the door, and I grabbed the loop on the rescue strop to bring them aboard.
You certainly want to hear the rest of this very satisfying solo debut, Brief Strop (don't ask me what that means), from the England-born, Los Angeles-based, out lesbian singer-songwriter-piano pounder.
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