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strop / sträp/ • n. a device, typically a strip of leather, for sharpening straight razors. ∎  (also strap) Naut. a rope sling for handling cargo. • v. (stropped , strop·ping ) [tr.] sharpen on or with a strop: he stropped a knife razor-sharp on his belt.

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strop (naut.) band of rope, etc. XIV; strip of leather, etc., for sharpening a razor XVIII. — (M)LG., (M)Du. strop = OE. strop, OHG. strupf (cf. MHG., G. strüpfe fem.); WGmc. — L. struppus, stroppus.

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