from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A strap, especially a short rope whose ends are spliced together to make a ring.
- noun A flexible strip of leather or canvas used for sharpening a razor.
- transitive verb To sharpen (a razor) on a strop.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To sharpen on or as if on a strop or strap.
- noun Same as
- noun A strap or strip of leather, thick canvas, or other flexible material, suitably propared for smoothing the edge of a razor drawn over it while it is attached by one end and held in the hand by the other; hence also, by extension, a two-sided or four-sided piece of wood, with a handle and a casing, having strips of leather of differing surfaces affixed to two sides, and the two other sides, when (as more commonly) present, covered with coarser and finer emery or other abrasive powder for use in honing a razor.
- noun Nautical, same as
strap, 1 .
- noun In rope-making, a rope with an eye at each end, used in twisting strands.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A strap; specifically, same as
- transitive verb To draw over, or rub upon, a strop with a view to sharpen.
- noun (Naut.) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
strap; more specifically a piece of leatheror a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for honinga razor, in this sense also called razor strop.
- noun UK A bad
moodor temper(see stroppy.)
- noun nautical A piece of
rope splicedinto a circular wreath, and put round a blockfor hanging it.
- verb obsolete To
- verb To
hone(a razor) with a strop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb sharpen on a strop
- noun a leather strap used to sharpen razors
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
A strop is similar to a sambok - a Seth Efrican Rhino hide whip but without the ergonomic handle.
A strop is a flexible textile strap used to keep razors sharp.
PNB, a strop is used to finish sharpening, typically a razor … but not always.
If you did not take the medicine "Ole Miss" would reach up and get the leather "strop" and
The oars of Norwegian boats are worked not in rowlocks, or crutches, or between thole pins, as at home, but on a single thole pin, to which they are attached by a "strop" or loop.
To complete the cycle, birds frequently, after eating the fruit, "strop" their beaks on the bark of a neighbouring tree.
I tried to avoid making it another hee-haw memoir-turned-novel, but theres my daddy in there posing as my protagonists daddy, and the daddys got a jug of whisky and a razor strop drawn back to swing down on the back of the nerdy son.
It will end in tears, prophesied the naysayers, or a spectacular strop.
The very first time any police officer decides to stop this by making an arrest, they will throw the most monster strop, start screaming about police brutality and hurl themselves all over the street in a giant, organised version of a toddler tantrum.
It should probably be the first question asked: are you just throwing a strop because I've insulted your precious whatever?