1 any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
2 an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft" [syn: dither, pother, fuss, tizzy]
4 a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
5 a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag [syn: flaps]
1 move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach" [syn: roll, undulate, wave]
2 move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"
3 move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky" [syn: beat]
4 move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping" [syn: beat]
- Rhymes with: -æp
- Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved; as, the flap of a garment.
- A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
- a stir, scandal or controversy
- The comment caused quite a flap in the newspapers.
- The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a sail or the flap of a wing
- A disease in the lips of horses.
- A hinged surface on the trailing edge of the wings of an aeroplane.
- to move something broad and loose back and forth, as flap its wings
- to move loosely back and forth
- The flag flapped in the breeze.
Flap may refer to:
- Flap (aircraft), a hinged surface on the trailing edge of an airplane wing
- Flapping, one of the basic mechanics of flight in birds
- Flap, any hinged plate often used as a cover or a simple one-way valve
consonant, a sound produced by brief contact between the tongue
and the roof of the mouth
- Intervocalic alveolar flapping, a process by which a /t/ phoneme] before an unstressed vowel is pronounced as a flap consonant
- Free flap, a surgical transfer of vascularised tissue
- Flap (Little Nemo), a minor character from Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland
- Route flapping, when a router alternately advertises a destination network first via one route then another
- Brouhaha, a general state of social agitation
- 5-lipoxygenase activating protein (FLAP)
flap in German: Klappe
flap in Esperanto: Klapo
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