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strop

noun \ ˈsträp \
|Updated on: 13 Jul 2018

Definition of strop

: strap:
a : a short rope with its ends spliced to form a circle
b : a usually leather band for sharpening a razor

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Origin and Etymology of strop

Middle English — more at strap


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strop

verb

Definition of strop

stropped; stropping
: to sharpen (a razor) on a strop

Examples of strop in a Sentence

  1. at the museum they showed us how men used to strop razors with leather bands before the days of disposable blades

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First Known Use of strop

1837

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strop Synonyms

Synonyms

edge, grind, hone, sharpen, whet;

Antonyms

blunt, dull;

Near Antonyms

buff, burnish, gloss, polish, round, smooth;

Related Words

file;


STROP Defined for English Language Learners

strop

Definition of strop for English Language Learners

  • : a narrow piece of leather that is used for sharpening a razor

  • : a bad mood



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