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Rugby either of the forwards at either end of the front row of a scrum
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



(in Russian, podpora), a slender pole, 3 to 6 m long, having tines or splits at the upper end and made of hardwood (oak, beech, hornbean, ash). Props are placed under the branches of fruit trees at harvest time to prevent the branches from breaking and bending and to prevent the shedding of fruits during winds. The vertical installment of props and the umbrella-like attachment of branches to props are common.

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(mining engineering)
Underground supporting post set across the lode, seam, bed, or other opening.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


A strong, stiff, vertical structural member or column, usually of wood, stone, or metal, capable of supporting a framing member of the structure above it and/or providing a firm point of lateral attachment. Posts may divide the structural framework of a building into bays. The term post may be preceded by an adjective indicating its location (such as a corner post) or by an adjective indicating its shape (such as a musket-stock post). For definitions and illustrations of specific types of posts, See angle post, chimney post, corner post, crown post, doorpost, flared post, gabled post, gate post, gun-stock post, hanging post, jack post, jamb post, king post, musket-stock post, prick post, principal post,shouldered post, splayed post, sure post, teagle post, wall post.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The genius of the constant-speed prop is that it does exactly what its name implies: turns at a constant rpm set by the pilot, who really is adjusting the propeller governor.
As I said before, this book focuses not as much on "how to make props" as on "how to do the job." Strawn does include an extremely comprehensive list of skills that a prop master should have, but she also lists skills that go beyond physical labor and talent.
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Boat for enough years and one day you'll strike a submerged log or bar and "spin a hub." That's actually a good thing, to the extent that the pressed plastic hub on which the prop sits prevents the transfer of energy to the drive shaft and gears.
Whether it's a rubber floor, a fear of renegade basketballs, juggling gone awry, or a masterfully crafted structure that won't fit through the elevator door, props can put even the most seasoned competition professional into a panic.
Prop makers could work in studios or backstage, in prop rooms, or on film sets and on location.
Only two options exist--a judicial challenge to Prop. 8, which has already been filed, and a legislative attempt to overturn the proposition in a future election.
If terrain, airspace and smooth air allow, we leave the throttle wide open, but back the prop down to 2100 rpm.
Representatives from AIMD couldn't fix the cuff, and they recommended a prop replacement.
This guide to prop management covers aspects of the job in any setting.