[ strip-er ]
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  1. a person who strips.

  2. a thing that strips, as an appliance or machine for stripping.

  1. Also called ecdysiast, exotic dancer, stripteaser. a person who performs a striptease.

  2. a harvesting machine for stripping the seed heads from the stalks of grain.

  3. a machine used in harvesting cotton to strip the bolls from the plants.

  4. a chemical solution that removes varnish, paint, wax, etc., from a surface, as of furniture or flooring.

  5. any of several rollers covered with card clothing that operate in combination with the worker rollers and the cylinder in the carding of fibers.

  6. Printing. a worker who assembles and strips photographic negatives or positives for platemaking.: Compare strip2 (def. 10).

Origin of stripper

First recorded in 1575–85; strip1 + -er1

Other words from stripper

  • self-stripper, noun

Words Nearby stripper Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use stripper in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for stripper


/ (ˈstrɪpə) /

  1. a striptease artist

  2. a person or thing that strips

  1. a device or substance for removing paint, varnish, etc

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