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. The player who is next to the hooker in a scrum.
  3. One of the seashells in the game of props.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. An item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform. Contraction of "property".
    They used the trophy as a prop in the movie.

Noun (etymology 3)

  1. The propeller of an aircraft.

Noun (etymology 4)

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


  1. To support or shore up something.
    Try using a phone book to prop up the table where the foot is missing.

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