prop
Pronunciation Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports.
    They stuck a block of wood under it as a prop.
  2. (rugby) The player on either side of the hooker in a scrum.
  3. One of the seashells in the game of props.
Translations Translations Verb

prop (props, present participle propping; past and past participle propped)

  1. (transitive, sometimes, figurative) To support or shore up something.
    Try using a phone book to prop up the table where the foot is missing.
  2. (intransitive) to play rugby in the prop position
  3. (transitive, usually with "up" - see prop up) To position the feet of (a person) while sitting, lying down, or reclining so that the knees are elevated at a higher level.
Translations Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. (theater, film) An item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform.
    They used the trophy as a prop in the movie.
  2. An item placed within an advertisement in order to suggest a style of living etc.
Translations Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. The propeller of an aircraft.
Translations Verb

prop (props, present participle propping; past and past participle propped)

  1. To manually start the engine of a propeller-driven aircraft with no electric starter by pulling vigorously on one of the propeller blades using the hands, so that the propeller can catch ignition.
Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot.
Noun

prop (plural props)

  1. (rocketry) propellant



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