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prop1 US English

A pole or beam used as a support or to keep something in position, typically one that is not an integral part of the thing supported

prop2 US English

A portable object other than furniture or costumes used on the set of a play or movie

prop3 US English

An aircraft propeller

prop US Thesaurus

the roof is held up by props

prop. US English


air prop US English

A propeller on an aircraft.

book prop US English

A stand or support for a book or books.

hand prop US English

= hand property.

pit prop US English

A large wooden beam used to support the roof of a coal mine

prop game US English

The practice of defrauding householders into paying exorbitant prices for unnecessary house repairs.

prop-iron US English

An iron bar that supports the hood of a carriage or other vehicle.

prop jet US English

A turboprop aircraft or engine

prop-leg US English

= proleg.

prop man1 US English

A man who places and attends to the props in a mine.

prop man2 US English

A man who assists with the location and movement of stage properties.

prop man3 US English

A man who perpetrates a prop game.

prop root US English

(In certain plants, especially trees such as mangroves) an adventitious root that grows out from the lower part of the stem or lower branches, serving to give it additional support.

prop wash US English

A current of water or air created by the action of a propeller or rotor

prop-word US English

The word one when used as a substitute for a noun.

twin-prop US English

(Of a vehicle) powered by twin propellers.

prop-nailer US English

= prop-getter.

prop table US English

A table offstage on which properties are kept in readiness for use.

prop wagon US English

A vehicle used for storing and transporting properties.

punch-prop US English

A short pit prop.

raking prop US English

An inclined prop used to support the curbs in the excavation of a tunnel, mine-shaft, etc.

prop-free front US English

An area in front of a coalface where no props are placed, so as to leave access for a mechanical conveyor, the roof being supported by cantilever bars; the system of supporting a roof in this way.

prop someone/something up US English

Provide support or assistance for someone or something that would otherwise fail or decline

prop someone/something up in prop1 US English

Provide support or assistance for someone or something that would otherwise fail or decline

agitprop US English

Political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature

propshaft US English

A propeller shaft, especially of a motor vehicle

turboprop US English

A jet engine in which a turbine is used to drive a propeller