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prop

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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Underbank Rangers president Gerald Parr played with prop forward Tony between 1965 and 1970.
PROMOTED Castleford have completed the loan signing of St Helens' Welsh international prop forward Keith Mason and MOVE: Keith Mason (left) tackles Wigan's Danny Sculthorpe, who will play alongside him for Castlefordmoved closer to capturing former Warrington front rower Danny Nutley.
The lady announcer at the Lionheart Stadium (it will always be Post Office Road to me) had prepared excellently, and did a superb job on the public address system with the Workington Town team, especially those two troublesome prop forwards Taani Lavulavu and John Tuimaualuga.
As highlighted in last week's column the first team and women's team have got together to lay on the bash and, if hoedowns, stetsons and prop forwards dressed as Indian squaws are your thing then it should be worth seeing.
Stuart, 25 - a Great Britain regular reckoned to be one of the world's top prop forwards - returned to the UK last night to spend New Year's Eve with his relieved family.