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earflap

[ eer-flap ]
/ ˈɪərˌflæp /
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noun

either of a pair of flaps attached to a cap, for covering the ears in cold weather.

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Also called earlap.

Origin of earflap

First recorded in 1855–60; ear1 + flap
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British Dictionary definitions for earflap

earflap
/ (ˈɪəˌflæp) /

noun

Also called: earlap either of two pieces of fabric or fur attached to a cap, which can be let down to keep the ears warm
zoology a small flap of skin forming the pinna of such animals as seals
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