Prop vs Piller - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between prop and piller

is that prop is an object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports or prop can be (theater|film) an item placed on a stage or set to create a scene or scenario in which actors perform contraction of "property" or prop can be the propeller of an aircraft or prop can be a proposition, especially on an election-day ballot while piller is (label) a plunderer or thief.

As a verb prop

is to support or shore up something.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

prop

English

Etymology 1

Akin to German Pfropfen and Danish proppe, compare Latin

Noun

(en noun)
  • An object placed against or under another, to support it; anything that supports.
  • They stuck a block of wood under it as a prop .
  • (rugby) The player who is next to the hooker in a scrum.
  • One of the seashells in the game of props.
  • Verb

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

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of property.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (theater, film) 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.
    Usage notes
    * In stagecraft, usually the term (term) is reserved for an object with which an actor or performer interacts (e.g., a glass, a book or a weapon). Larger items adding to the scene, (e.g. chairs) are considered part of the set. * Props are often non-functional. A prop that is required to function is a "practical" prop.

    Etymology 3

    Abbreviation of propeller.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The propeller of an aircraft.
  • Etymology 4

    Abbreviation of proposition.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A proposition, especially on an election-day ballot.
  • Derived terms
    * prop wash * warm prop ----

    piller

    English

    Alternative forms

    * pyllour

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) A plunderer or thief.
  • *:
  • Thenne he horsed his bretheren ageyne and sayd bretheren ye oughte to be ashamed to falle so of your horses / What is a Knyght but whan he is on horsbak / I sett not by a knyght whanne he is on foote / for all batails on fote ar but pelowres batails / For there shold no Knyghte syghte on foote / but yf hit were for treason / or els he were dryuen therto by force
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