1. any of several devices for sharpening razors, especially a strip of leather or other flexible material.
2. Also, strap. Nautical, Machinery .
a. a rope or a band of metal surrounding and supporting a block, 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.
–verb (used with object)
3. to sharpen on or as if on a strop.
Let this be said
And not forgotten:
Your tongue has known the strop
And cuts to the core.
short forms 18th August 2017
7 hours ago