verb (used with object), frapped, frap·ping. Nautical.
Origin of frap
Examples from the Web for frap
I'm not much in that line myself, but don't you think maybe an odd word wouldn't be some help like in this frap?A Dream of the North Sea|James Runciman
Frap the first and riding turns together on each side with sennit.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
Come, come; dunna fly up in a frap; a body conno carry oytch mander o' think eh their nob.Lancashire Sketches|Edwin Waugh
FRAP allows mnemonic symbols to be used for the instructions.Preliminary Specifications: Programmed Data Processor Model Three (PDP-3)|Digital Equipment Corporation
British Dictionary definitions for frap
verb fraps, frapping or frapped
Word Origin for frap
Word Origin and History for frap
early 14c., from Old French fraper (12c., Modern French frapper) "to strike, hit beat," cognate with Italian frappare "to strike," of unknown origin, perhaps imitative (cf. rap (n.)). Nautical sense of "bind tightly" is from 1540s. Related: Frapped; frapping.