What does the word prop mean?

Usage examples for prop

  1. In time of deep trouble, when they happen to be round, a chap feels inclined to grab holt of poor human critters, but they ain't much of a prop to hang to. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  2. There remains, I believe, to be considered only R. L. S., the house- bond, prop, pillar, bread- winner, and bully of the establishment. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  3. He is now the prop of the 'Cocoa- Tree, ' the star of Ranelagh, the Lauzun of the green- room. – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade