verb (used without object), flapped, flap·ping.
verb (used with object), flapped, flap·ping.
- a state of nervous excitement, commotion, or disorganization.
- an emergency situation.
- scandal; trouble.
- a rapid flip of the tongue tip against the upper teeth or alveolar ridge, as in the r-sound in a common British pronunciation of very, or the t-sound in the common American pronunciation of water.
- a trill.
- a flipping out of the lower lip from a position of pressure against the upper teeth so as to produce an audible pop, as in emphatic utterances containing f-sounds or v-sounds.
- Also called back·flap hinge [bak-flap hinj], /ˈbækˌflæp ˈhɪndʒ/, flap hinge . a hinge having a strap or plate for screwing to the face of a door, shutter, or the like.
- one leaf of a hinge.
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Origin of flap
OTHER WORDS FROM flapflap·less, adjectiveun·flap·ping, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for flap
You can wear them as mittens when it’s excruciatingly cold, and if you need to use your fingers, one tuck of a flap or pull of a zipper can turn them into fingerless gloves.
That’s right, we’re talking ear flaps also known as trapper hats.Best winter hats: Comfortable hats to keep you warm|Carsen Joenk|January 20, 2021|Popular Science
“It sounds like a sharp thunderclap,” said Darden, who published more than 50 papers on high-lift wing design in supersonic flow, flap design and sonic boom prediction and minimization.
Beanies and hats with ear flaps always ride up, especially under my helmet.
We can see in the videos released by SpaceX that the flaps are under good control.SpaceX Starship Prototype Exploded, but It’s Still a Giant Leap Towards Mars|Hugh Hunt|December 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
My editor called and said, “Do a column on this Lena Dunham flap!”
Yet, after flipping through Not That Kind of Girl, I do begin to understand what “this Lena Dunham flap” is about.
If you flap your arms hard enough, a pair of vast feathered wings appears to grow out from your shoulders.Frickin’ Laser Beams Run by Eyeballs: The Next Art Revolution Is Here|Nico Hines|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Take my former boss, Mitt Romney, and the flap over a Jeep plant in Ohio.
Songs that the Hyades shall sing, Where flap the tatters of the King, Must die unheard in Dim Carcosa.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He shifted across to the mouth of the tent and raised the flap, fastening it against the pole so that he could see out.
"That's the wind rising," whispered the clergyman, and pulled the flap open as far as it would go.
And as I watched the canvas shake and heard it boom and flap I heartily welcomed it.
The flap was wide open and any ordinary animal would have been out and away without the least trouble.
Mother thinks a dash-churn, stand and flap the dasher straight up and down till your arms and legs give out, is the best kind.Dorothy at Skyrie|Evelyn Raymond