The upper end of it having apparently lost some tissue was gapping more than the lower portion of it.
He had but just reached this decision when he came upon a gapping hole in the hose.
They are very irregular, and the gapping does not go down too deeply into the cortex.
"'T is more afraid I am of gapping the fine edge of your Excellency by contact with my own ruggedness," said Billy, obsequiously.
early 14c. (mid-13c. in place names), from Old Norse gap "chasm," related to gapa "to gape," from PIE *ghai- "to yawn, gape" (see yawn (v.)). Originally "hole in a wall or hedge;" broader sense is 16c. In U.S., common in place names in reference to a break or pass in a long mountain chain (especially one that water flows through). As a verb from 1847.
An opening in a structure or surface; a cleft or breach.
An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.