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strop

noun \ ˈsträp \

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

Examples of strop in a Sentence

  1. He gets in a strop if he has to wait for someone.

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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

First Known Use of strop

1837

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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