strop

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Same as strap (which see); recorded in English since 1702.

Noun[edit]

strop (plural strops)

  1. A strap; more specifically a piece of leather or a substitute (notably canvas), or strip of wood covered with a suitable material, for honing a razor, in this sense also called razor strop.
  2. (UK) A bad mood or temper (see stroppy.)
  3. (nautical) A piece of rope spliced into a circular wreath, and put round a block for hanging it.
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strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (obsolete) To strap.
  2. (recorded since 1842; now most used) To hone (a razor) with a strop.
    One should strop the razor before each shave.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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From apostrophe, due to use of apostrophes as single quotation marks to indicate boldface in ALGOL 60.[1] Other methods were used, especially in ALGOL 68, where the earlier matched apostrophes were no longer common,[2] and the term became used more generally for any such method.

Verb[edit]

strop (third-person singular simple present strops, present participle stropping, simple past and past participle stropped)

  1. (computing) To syntactically mark a sequence of letters as having a special property, such as being a keyword, e.g. by enclosing in apostrophes as in 'foo' or writing in uppercase as in FOO.

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  1. ^ Proceedings of an International Conference on ALGOL 68 Implementation: Department of Computer Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, June 18-20, 1974, ed. Peter R. King, University of Manitoba. Dept. of Computer Science, p. 148 – More serious problems are posed by "stropping," the technique used to distinguish boldface text from roman text. Some implementations demand apostrophes around boldface (whence the name stropping); others require backspacing and underlining; ...
  2. ^ Revised Report on the Algorithmic Language ALGOL 68, p. 123, footnote

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare obsolete Bulgarian строп (strop, floor, storey), Serbo-Croatian strȍp (which may be borrowed from Czech).

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strop m

  1. ceiling

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

strop c (singular definite stroppen, plural indefinite stropper)

  1. strap
  2. loop
  3. hanger

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Dutch[edit]

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strop m, f (plural stroppen, diminutive stropje n)

  1. A noose
  2. (by metonymy) hanging (execution)
  3. (figuratively) bad luck, loss
  4. A loop
  5. A rascal, brat

Compounds[edit]

  • stropdas: necktie (often shortened to das, not equivalent to the English short form tie)

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

strop m

  1. (construction) ceiling
  2. (geology) roof (the upper part of a cavity)

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

Noun[edit]

strȍp m (Cyrillic spelling стро̏п)

  1. A ceiling

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Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *stropъ.

Noun[edit]

strop m inan (??? please provide the genitive!, ??? please provide the nominative plural!)

  1. ceiling (highest portion of room)


This Slovene entry was created from the translations listed at ceiling. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see strop in the Slovene Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) December 2008