Strip - v. t. To deprive; to bereave; to make destitute; to plunder;
especially, to deprive of a covering; to skin; to peel; as, to strip a
man of his possession, his rights, his privileges, his reputation; to
strip one of his clothes; to strip a beast of his skin; to strip a tree
of its bark.
Strip - v. t. To divest of clothing; to uncover.
Strip - v. t. To dismantle; as, to strip a ship of rigging, spars, etc.
Strip - v. t. To pare off the surface of, as land, in strips.
Strip - v. t. To deprive of all milk; to milk dry; to draw the last
milk from; hence, to milk with a peculiar movement of the hand on the
teats at the last of a milking; as, to strip a cow.
Strip - v. t. To pass; to get clear of; to outstrip.
Strip - v. t. To pull or tear off, as a covering; to remove; to wrest
away; as, to strip the skin from a beast; to strip the bark from a
tree; to strip the clothes from a man's back; to strip away all
Strip - v. t. To tear off (the thread) from a bolt or nut; as, the
thread is stripped.
Strip - v. t. To tear off the thread from (a bolt or nut); as, the bolt
Strip - v. t. To remove the metal coating from (a plated article), as
by acids or electrolytic action.
Strip - v. t. To remove fiber, flock, or lint from; -- said of the
teeth of a card when it becomes partly clogged.
Strip - v. t. To pick the cured leaves from the stalks of (tobacco) and
tie them into "hands"; to remove the midrib from (tobacco leaves).
Strip - v. i. To take off, or become divested of, clothes or covering;
Strip - v. i. To fail in the thread; to lose the thread, as a bolt,
screw, or nut. See Strip, v. t., 8.
Strip - n. A narrow piece, or one comparatively long; as, a strip of
cloth; a strip of land.
Strip - n. A trough for washing ore.
Strip - n. The issuing of a projectile from a rifled gun without
acquiring the spiral motion.