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Definitions of props

  1. A game of chance, in which four sea shells, each called a prop, are used instead of dice. Newage Dictionary DB

Usage examples for props

  1. Besides this, little props of burned clay are used to hold the dishes up and keep them from touching one another. – Makers of Many Things by Eva March Tappan
  2. Thus in Figure 59, representing a section at Wallsend, Newcastle, the galleries which have been excavated are represented by the white spaces a, b, while the adjoining dark portions are parts of the original coal seam left as props beds of sandy clay or shale constituting the floor of the mine. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell