Associations to the word «Flap»


FLAP, noun. Anything broad and flexible that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved.
FLAP, noun. A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
FLAP, noun. A side fin of a ray - also termed a wing.
FLAP, noun. An upset, stir, scandal or controversy
FLAP, noun. The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it.
FLAP, noun. A disease in the lips of horses.
FLAP, noun. (aviation) A hinged surface on the trailing edge of the wings of an aeroplane.
FLAP, noun. (surgery) A piece of tissue incompletely detached from the body, as an intermediate stage of plastic surgery.
FLAP, noun. (slang) The female genitals.
FLAP, verb. (transitive) To move (something broad and loose) back and forth.
FLAP, verb. (intransitive) To move loosely back and forth.
FLAP GATE, noun. A device that allows water to flow in one direction only through a culvert; it is used especially to drain surface water from coastal marshes at low tide
FLAP ONE'S GUMS, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) (US) To speak idly; to talk without effect.

Dictionary definition

FLAP, noun. Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope".
FLAP, noun. An excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft".
FLAP, noun. The motion made by flapping up and down.
FLAP, noun. A movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body.
FLAP, noun. A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag.
FLAP, verb. Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach".
FLAP, verb. Move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind".
FLAP, verb. Move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky".
FLAP, verb. Move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping".
FLAP, verb. Make a fuss; be agitated.
FLAP, verb. Pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds.

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