Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that strips, as one that strips photographic negatives or positives.
  • noun A chemical product for removing a surface covering, such as paint or varnish, from furniture or floors.
  • noun One who performs a striptease.
  • noun An oil well that produces ten barrels or fewer per day.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A card so trimmed that it can be withdrawn from the pack at will.
  • noun In dairying, a cow that is about to run dry or cease giving milk.
  • noun One who strips, or an implement or machine used for stripping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, strips
  • noun (Agric.) A cow that has nearly stopped giving milk, so that it can be obtained from her only by stripping.
  • noun (Agric.) A harvesting machine that strips the seed from the stalks of grain plants.
  • noun a solvent or chemical solution used to remove coatings of paint, varnish, lacquer, etc. prior to refinishing a surface.
  • noun a person (usually a woman) who strips off her clothes as an entertainment performance; one who does a strip-tease; -- also called an ecdysiast, exotic dancer, or strip-teaser.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who removes their clothing, especially as a form of paid entertainment.
  • noun A chemical or tool used to remove paint, sheathing, etc. from something.
  • noun A tool used to strip tubing: to empty it by applying pressure to the outside of the tubing and moving that pressure along the tubing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a worker who strips the stems from moistened tobacco leaves and binds the leaves together into books
  • noun a performer who provides erotic entertainment by undressing to music
  • noun a chemical compound used to remove paint or varnish
  • noun an oil well whose production has declined to less than ten barrels a day

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

strip +‎ -er.

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  • See peeler, WeirdNet. Not that there isn't such a thing as paint stripper.

    November 28, 2007