- 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.
Origin of strop
OTHER WORDS FROM stropstropper, noun
Words nearby strop
How to use strop in a sentence
There are attacks that may be cured by the razor-strop or a bucket of cold water, but these are exceptional.Essays In Pastoral Medicine|Austin Malley
The 'Egeria,' schooner, was disabled very early in the race by the carrying away of the iron strop round her boom.Yachting Vol. 2|Various.
"Be sure and don't cut my head off," murmured the orphan, as he watched the razor flashing to and fro along the strop.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks|Bracebridge Hemyng
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
They gave him an old razor, some soap and a strop, also a small brush, and he was ready for work.Into the Jaws of Death|Jack O'Brien