Prop vs Atalan - What's the difference?

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Etymology 1

Akin to German Pfropfen and Danish proppe, compare Latin


(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

  • 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.


    (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.


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

    Abbreviation of proposition.


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


    Not English

    Atalan has no English definition. It may be misspelled.