- a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, deadeye, etc.
- a metal band surrounding the pulley of a block to transmit the load on the pulley to its hook or shackle.
- a rope sling, as for handling cargo.
- a ring or grommet of rope.
verb (used with object), stropped, strop·ping.
- strontium 90,
- strontium hydroxide,
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- strontium unit,
Origin of strop
Examples from the Web for strop
A tackle composed of a rope rove through two single blocks, the standing part being made fast to the strop of one of the blocks.
The strop, or part by which the block is made fast to any particular station, and is usually made either of rope or of iron.
Then I was turned out again, and if I failed again I got still more ‘strop,’ and went to bed without any supper.Aletta|Bertram Mitford
The Apaches had inflicted unmentionable torments upon him and his, and the strop was his dearest possession.Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
You'll mebbe kin hire a horse to ride, an' strop yer baggage on.The Man of the Desert|Grace Livingston Hill
verb strops, stropping or stropped
Word Origin for strop
mid-14c., "loop or strap on a harness," probably from Old French estrop (see strap (n.)). Specific sense of "leather strap used for sharpening razors" first recorded 1702. The verb in this sense is from 1841. Distribution of senses between strap and strop is arbitrary.