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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.

Origin and Etymology of strop

Middle English — more at strap


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strop

verb

Definition of strop

stropped; stropping
transitive verb
: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, stone, sharpen, whet
Antonyms
blunt, dull
Related Words
file
Near Antonyms
buff, burnish, gloss, polish, round, smooth

STROP Defined for English Language Learners

strop

noun

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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