- a person who strips.
- a thing that strips, as an appliance or machine for stripping.
- Also called ecdysiast, exotic dancer, stripteaser. a person who performs a striptease.
- a harvesting machine for stripping the seed heads from the stalks of grain.
- a machine used in harvesting cotton to strip the bolls from the plants.
- a chemical solution that removes varnish, paint, wax, etc., from a surface, as of furniture or flooring.
- any of several rollers covered with card clothing that operate in combination with the worker rollers and the cylinder in the carding of fibers.
- Printing. a worker who assembles and strips photographic negatives or positives for platemaking.Compare strip2(def 10).
Origin of stripper
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Examples from the Web for stripper
- a striptease artist
- a person or thing that strips
- a device or substance for removing paint, varnish, etc
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Word Origin and History for stripper
"strip-tease dancer" is from 1930, from strip (v.). Strip-tease itself is first recorded 1936, though strip and tease were both used in this sense in late 1920s.
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