Main definitions of prop man in English

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prop man1

noun

Mining
  • A man who places and attends to the props in a mine.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From prop + man.

Pronunciation

prop man

/ˈprɒp man/

Main definitions of prop man in English

: prop man1prop man2prop man3

prop man2

noun

Theatre
  • A man who assists with the location and movement of stage properties.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in Mexia (Texas) Daily News. From prop + man.

Pronunciation

prop man

/ˈprɒp man/

Main definitions of prop man in English

: prop man1prop man2prop man3

prop man3

noun

slang, rare
  • A man who perpetrates a prop game.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From prop game + man.

Pronunciation

prop man

/ˈprɒp man/