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A device of sturdy material used to support or hold something in place.

mouth prop

A metal or rubber device inserted between the jaws to maintain the mouth in an open position. Synonym: bite block
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GOING NOWHERE: Coventry fly-half Jon Higgins (above) and (right) Coventry chairman Keith Fairbrother (left) and joint director of rugby Ian Carvell look on as prop forward Kisi Pulu signs up for a second season at the Butts Park Arena.
Leonard also dispelled fears that he had joined the injury crisis currently afflicting England's prop forwards in the build-up to the clash with France.
BRADFORD BULLS are planning a swoop for Western Suburbs barn- storming English prop forward Harvey Howard.
VETERAN prop forward Richard Moore has played his last match for Wakefield.
RUGBY LEAGUE: Warrington prop forward Paul Wood has been cited for punching during his side's Challenge Cup final win over Leeds but will not receive any further punishment.
Their red-hot form has led to whispers of Triple Crowns and Grand Slams in the Valleys but prop forward Jones (above) has warned that England are always favourites at HQ.
ST HELENS have confirmed the signing of Harlequins prop forward LOUIE MCCARTHY-SCARSBROOK on a four-year contract from 2011.
East Wales prop forward Sam Brinkworth (Llanishen Fach) was named man-of-the-match for a fine all-round display.
8 Martin Corry scored from a neat pass by scrum half Austin Healey after a flowing move and then prop forward Graham Rowntree scored from another line out and drive.
Prop forward Neil Eynon scored two of Pontypridd's six tries as the Welshmen kept alive hopes of qualifying for the play-offs in the Heineken Cup.
The 26-year-old prop forward joined the Vikings from Hull in June 2012 and off the back of two successful seasons, Widnes boss Denis Betts has handed him a new contract which lasts to the end of the 2016 season.
HALIFAX have signed prop forward Tony Tonks from Super League neighbours Huddersfield.