- to bind or wrap tightly with ropes or chains.
Origin of frap
Examples from the Web for frapping
Historical Examples of 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
- (tr) nautical to lash down or together
Word Origin for frap
Word Origin and History for frapping
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.