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strip

1. short for airstrip
2. Philately a horizontal or vertical row of three or more unseparated postage stamps
3. NZ short for dosing strip
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

strip

[strip]
(engineering)
To remove insulation from a wire.
To break or otherwise damage the threads of a nut or bolt.
(materials)
A long, narrow piece of rigid material of uniform width.
(mining engineering)
To remove coal, stone, or other material from a quarry or from a working that is near the surface of the earth.
(ordnance)
To dissassemble a piece of equipment, such as a gun, in order to clean, repair, or transport it.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strip

1. Any material which is long and narrow, usually of uniform width.
2.See board, 1.
3. To damage the threads on a nut or bolt.
4. To remove formwork.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

strip

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i. A narrow surface for takeoff, landing, or taxiing of airplanes—specifically an airstrip. Normally, it is used in combination, as in fighter strip, landing strip, etc.
ii. Any number of photographs taken along a photo flight line, usually at an approximately constant altitude.
iii. To disassemble a piece of equipment into its basic parts to repair, service, or transport it.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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If Kim does agree to strip off, she will be following in the footsteps of Hollywood stars Sharon Stone, Kim Basinger and, most recently, Daryl Hannah.
Now I have been blessed with slightly below average intelligence, but slightly above average common sense -so I initially read that as ``neither strip off nor drink plenty of water to stay cool this summer'', which clearly didn't make any sense at all.
Beckham confessed it takes courage for him to strip off as an underwear model.
"He is initially reluctant to strip off but then he's easily persuaded when one of the nudists is an attractive young blonde...
``Most of it was what they called `internal examinations' whereby, after visits, they made you strip off and searched you intimately.
While 76 per cent of the UK believe people should have the right to strip off if they want to, this is an opinion especially popular with those aged 18-24 years (86 per cent) compared to those aged 55-64 (74 per cent) and 65+ (68 per cent).
But the national figures show that 20 per cent of Brits are happy to strip off to top up their tan and 13 per cent say they will do it again.
The duo have responded to a challenge from friends to strip off as they pass through Morfa Beach.
Adam, 20, who plays Nicky Tilsley, will strip off to pose for an art class - but then he'll be in trouble with on-screen wife Leanne (Jane Danson) when the class tutor falls for him.
Coronation Street star Sue Nicholls has revealed she will NEVER strip off for a screen role- because she's too skinny.
Once activated, ozone (O3) is able to initiate an oxidative attack on the PCBs: Not only does it strip off their chlorines, but it will also "go on to oxidize the remaining biphenyls,' explains Ben H.