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Meaning of strop

strop

Pronunciation: (strop), [key]
— n., v., stropped, strop•ping.
—n.
  1. any of several devices for sharpening razors, esp. a strip of leather or other flexible material.
    1. a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, deadeye, etc.
    2. a metal band surrounding the pulley of a block to transmit the load on the pulley to its hook or shackle.
    3. a rope sling, as for handling cargo.
    4. a ring or grommet of rope.
—v.t.
  1. to sharpen on or as if on a strop.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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