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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 ?
said the Chevalier de Valois, without discontinuing his occupation, which was that of stropping his razor.
Today, the cold water gave a healthy glow to his face, which, after much stropping of his razor, he shaved of a week's growth of beard, tawny as his thick, crisp hair where the sun had not yet bleached it.
Arthur, who was stropping a razor and whistling tunelessly, raised his eyebrows.