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stripper

Line breaks: strip|per
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɪpə
 
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Definition of stripper in English:

noun

1A device used for stripping something: a wire stripper removes insulation from flex
More example sentences
  • Commercial strippers have tanks and booths, exhaust fans, and use the strongest chemicals purchased by the barrel.
  • Newer more environment- and people-friendly strippers are much safer to use but may take considerably longer to work.
  • Use a cable stripper to prevent cutting the plastic coating on the wires.
1.1 [mass noun] Solvent for removing paint: paint stripper
More example sentences
  • Never use any paint stripper in a poorly ventilated area.
  • You will need paint stripper and a brush, a scraper and some sandpaper.
  • After years of cocktail bars making stuff tasting like paint stripper and red cordial these guys know how to do it right.
2A striptease performer: the stripper gyrated on the tiny stage
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  • When I first moved away from home at age 18, I lived with a woman who was an exotic dancer, a stripper really.
  • It was then I realized what go-go dancers have become: strippers who don't take their clothes off.
  • They soon meet a couple of male strippers whose ambiguous relationship mirrors their own.

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