There are 2 definitions of strop in English:

strop1

Syllabification: strop
Pronunciation: /sträp
 
/

noun

1A device, typically a strip of leather, for sharpening straight razors.
More example sentences
  • He taught his sons the Bible and beat them with a razor strop.
  • First there are the six years, age six to twelve, of being beaten severely once a week with a razor strop by his ex-soldier father.
  • My father was typical - he didn't hesitate taking the razor strop to me.
1.1 (also strap) Nautical A rope sling for handling cargo.
More example sentences
  • AB Troy Norris from HMAS Coonawarra Naval Stores lowers the strops from a crane.
  • ‘Unfortunately we couldn't get him into the strop because of his injuries,’ he said.
  • The pilot ejected and Newcastle's sea boat was launched to help the aviator, arriving in time to help him into the winch strop of a Soviet rescue helicopter.

verb (strops, stropping, stropped)

[with object] Back to top  
Sharpen on or with a strop: he stropped a knife razor-sharp on his belt
More example sentences
  • We stropped our straight razors, brandished horsehair wands.
  • He'd seen her often in the past weeks: in the morning as he stropped his razor, in the evening as he wrung dingy water from his satin gloves.
  • We'll do that by stropping, which work hardens this tiny filament and breaks it off.

Origin

late Middle English (in the sense 'thong', also as a nautical term): probably a West Germanic adoption of Latin stroppus 'thong'.

More definitions of strop

Definition of strop in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…

There are 2 definitions of strop in English:

strop2

Line breaks: strop

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

[usually in singular] British informal
A bad mood; a temper: Nathalie gets in a strop and makes to leave

Origin

1970s: probably a back-formation from stroppy.

More definitions of strop

Definition of strop in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day semblance
Pronunciation: ˈsɛmbləns
noun
the outward appearance or apparent form of something…