staying in new york (didnt take any pictures this week) and the intrepid. i found this very funny, although i did not even know the meaning of "props". but luckily my IQ is always higher when the internet is working, and wikipedia tells me the following: a "theatrical property", usually referred to as "prop" is an object used or held on stage by an actor. A "prop master or mistress" is the person in charge of handling and buying/finding the props. but, a prop can have many other meanings, as listed here, and of course on the intrepid it actually refers to propellers..., the full text being beware of jet blast, intakes and props..