Pronunciation: (strop), [key]
—n., v., stropped, strop•ping.
1. any of several devices for sharpening razors, esp. a strip of leather or other flexible material.
2. Also,strap. Naut., Mach.
a. a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, deadeye, etc.
b. a metal band surrounding the pulley of a block to transmit the load on the pulley to its hook or shackle.
c. a rope sling, as for handling cargo.
d. a ring or grommet of rope.
to sharpen on or as if on a strop.
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