Meaning of STRIP in English


n. 1 a long narrow piece (a strip of land). 2 a narrow flat bar of iron or steel. 3 (in full strip cartoon) = comic strip. strip light a tubular fluorescent lamp. strip mill a mill in which steel slabs are rolled into strips. tear a person off a strip colloq. angrily rebuke a person.

[ ME, from or rel. to MLG strippe strap, thong, prob. rel. to STRIPE ]

Concise Oxford English dictionary.      Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка.