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A man who places and attends to the props in a mine.
A man who assists with the location and movement of stage properties.
nounrare, criminals' slang
A man who perpetrates a prop game.
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.
prop man/ˈprɒp man/
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