sliding flap

[ slīdĭng ]


A rectangular flap raised in an elastic area with its free end adjacent to a defect, the defect being covered by stretching the flap longitudinally until the end comes over it.advancement flap

Nearby words

  1. slider,
  2. slideshow,
  3. slideway,
  4. sliding,
  5. sliding fit,
  6. sliding friction,
  7. sliding hernia,
  8. sliding rule,
  9. sliding scale,
  10. sliding seat

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