Flap meaning

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The definition of a flap is a thin and flat piece of something attached at one end, a waving motion or sound made by a swinging motion of something hanging loose.

An example of a flap is one of the pieces of wool that covers the ears on a cold weather hat.

An example of a flap is the motion a windsock makes while wind is blowing through it.

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A commotion or disturbance.

A flap in Congress over the defense budget.

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A blow given with something flat; a slap.
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A projecting or hanging piece usually attached to something on one side and often intended to protect or cover.

The flap of an envelope.

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Either of the folded ends of a book jacket that fit inside the front and back covers.
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A variable control surface on the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, used primarily to increase lift or drag.
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A piece of tissue that has been partially detached and used in surgical grafting to fill an adjacent defect or cover the cut end of a bone after amputation.
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The act of waving or fluttering.

The flap of the flag in the wind.

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The sound produced by this motion.
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To move (wings or arms, for example) up and down.
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To cause to move or sway with a fluttering or waving motion.

The wind is flapping the tent fly.

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To cause to strike against something.

Flapped the paper on the table.

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To move or sway while fixed at one edge or corner; flutter.

Banners flapping in the breeze.

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To move wings or the arms up and down.
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To fly by beating the air with the wings.

The crow flapped away.

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Anything flat and broad that is attached at one end and hangs loose or covers an opening.

The flap of a pocket.

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The motion or slapping sound of a swinging flap.

The flap of an awning in the breeze.

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A blow with something broad and flat; slap.
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Either of the two parts of a book's dust jacket that fold inside the book's covers, typically containing a summary of the book's contents and a brief biographical sketch of its author.
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A state of excitement, controversy, or agitation.
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A pilot-controlled airfoil; esp., a section hinged to the trailing edge of a wing between the aileron and the fuselage, usually used to increase lift or drag.
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A sound articulated with a single rapid touch of the tongue against the roof of the mouth.
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A piece of tissue partly detached from the surrounding tissue, as for grafting.
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To strike with something flat and broad; slap.
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To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise.

A bird flapping its wings.

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To throw, fling, slam, etc. abruptly or noisily.
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To move back and forth or up and down, as in the wind; flutter.
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To fly or try to fly by flapping the wings.
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To hang down as a flap.
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To become excited or confused.
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A piece of tissue that has been partially detached and used in surgical grafting to fill an adjacent defect or cover the cut end of a bone after amputation.
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The communications protocol used by AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). FLAP runs over TCP/IP and provides the header format for transmitting IM commands and data. It includes the SNAC data type, which is the primary data structure transmitted between clients and servers. See OSCAR.
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Anything broad and flexible that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved.

A flap of a garment; The envelope flap seemed curiously wrinkled.

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A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
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The comment caused quite a flap in the newspapers.

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The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it.

The flap of a sail; the flap of a wing.

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A disease in the lips of horses.
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(aviation) A hinged surface on the trailing edge of the wings of an aeroplane.
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(surgery) A piece of tissue incompletely detached from the body, as an intermediate stage of plastic surgery.
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(slang) The female genitals.
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To move (something broad and loose) back and forth.

The crow slowly flapped its wings.

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(intransitive) To move loosely back and forth.

The flag flapped in the breeze.

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Flap is defined as to wave arms or wings up and down.

An example of flap is what birds do with their wings to fly.

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A sound articulated by a single, quick touch of the tongue against the teeth or alveolar ridge, as (t) in water.
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Origin of flap

Middle English flappe slap