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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.]
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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]
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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)]
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Past participle: stropped
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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.
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|Noun||1.||strop - 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
|Verb||1.||strop - sharpen on a strop; "strop razors"|
sharpen - make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
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n → Streichriemen m
vt → abziehen
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