flap

[ flap ]
/ flæp /

verb (used without object), flapped, flap·ping.

verb (used with object), flapped, flap·ping.

noun

Origin of flap

1275–1325; Middle English flappe a blow, slap, flappen to hit, slap; compare Dutch flap, flappen
Related formsflap·less, adjectiveun·flap·ping, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flapping

flap

/ (flæp) /

verb flaps, flapping or flapped

noun

Word Origin for flap

C14: probably of imitative origin
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Medicine definitions for flapping

flap

[ flăp ]

n.

Tissue used in surgical grafting that is only partially detached from its donor site so that it continues to be nourished during transfer to the recipient site.
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