• A long, narrow, pliable strip of leather, cloth, or the like.
  • A strip of thick leather used in flogging.
  • Something made of such a strip, or of a part of one, or a combination of two or more for a particular use.
  • A piece of leather, or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, used to hone the sharpened edge of a razor; a strop.
  • A narrow strip of anything, as of iron or brass.
  • The flat part of the corolla in ligulate florets, as those of the white circle in the daisy.
  • The leaf, exclusive of its sheath, in some grasses.
  • A gun, normally a personal firearm such as a pistol or machine pistol.
  • Credit offered to a customer, especially for alcoholic drink.
  • Synonym of strapline
  • A championship belt, or by extension, the title.



  • From a variant of earlier strope, from Middle English strope, stropp, from Late Old English strop, stropp and Old French estrope, both from Latin stroppus, struppus, from Ancient Greek στρόφος, from στρέφω. Cognate with Scots strap, strop, Dutch strop, Low German Strop, German Struppe, Strüppe, Strippe, Danish strop, Swedish stropp.

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