Definition of prop man in US English:

prop man

noun

Mining
  • A man who places and attends to the props in a mine.

noun

Theatre
  • A man who assists with the location and movement of stage properties.

noun

rare, criminals' slang
  • A man who perpetrates a prop game.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Times. From prop + man<br>1920s; earliest use found in Mexia (Texas) Daily News. From prop + man<br>1960s; earliest use found in The Guardian. From prop game + man.

Pronunciation

prop man

/ˈprɒp man/