stripper

stripper

[strip-er]
noun
1.
a person who strips.
2.
a thing that strips, as an appliance or machine for stripping.
3.
Also called ecdysiast, exotic dancer, stripteaser. a person who performs a striptease.
4.
a harvesting machine for stripping the seed heads from the stalks of grain.
5.
a machine used in harvesting cotton to strip the bolls from the plants.
6.
a chemical solution that removes varnish, paint, wax, etc., from a surface, as of furniture or flooring.
7.
any of several rollers covered with card clothing that operate in combination with the worker rollers and the cylinder in the carding of fibers.
8.
Printing. a worker who assembles and strips photographic negatives or positives for platemaking. Compare strip2 ( def 10 ).

Origin:
1575–85; strip1 + -er1

self-stripper, noun
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stripper (ˈstrɪpə)
 
n
1.  a striptease artist
2.  a person or thing that strips
3.  a device or substance for removing paint, varnish, etc

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stripper
"strip-tease dancer" is from 1930, from strip (v.). Strip-tease itself is first recorded 1936, though strip and tease were both used in this sense in late 1920s.
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