Sense: 1,3,5
Date: 1400-1500
Language: Middle Dutch
Origin: proppe
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: property
Sense: 4
Date: 1900-2000
Origin: propeller


2 noun
Related topics: Film, Theatre, Air
prop2 [countable]
1 an object placed under or against something to hold it in a particular position
2APTAMF [usually plural] a small object such as a book, weapon etc, used by actors in a play or film:
Anna looks after costumes and props.
stage props
3 something or someone that helps you to feel strong:
She was becoming an emotional prop for him.
4 informalTTA a propeller
5 also prop forward one of the players in a rugby team, who is large and strong and holds up the scrum

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