verb (used with object), frapped, frap·ping. Nautical.
- franz josef i,
- franz josef land,
- franz joseph,
- franz joseph ii,
- frasch process
Origin of frap
Examples from the Web for frapping
Then he drove them, as before with gun or Bible, but this time with rum; drove them to the task of frapping the leaking ship.Beggars on Horseback|F. Tennyson Jesse
verb fraps, frapping or frapped
Word Origin 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.