Word:

Flap

n.1.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 cartilaginous flap upon the opening of the larynx.
- Sir T. Browne.
2.A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
3.The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it; as, the flap of a sail or of a wing.
4.(Far.) A disease in the lips of horses.
5.(Aeronautics) a movable part of an airplane wing, used to increase lift or drag, especially when taking off or landing. used often in the plural.
Flap tile
a tile with a bent up portion, to turn a corner or catch a drip.
Flap valve
(Mech.) a valve which opens and shuts upon one hinged side; a clack valve.
v. t.1.To beat with a flap; to strike.
[imp. & p. p. Flapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Flapping .]
Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings.
- Pope.
2.To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.
To flap in the mouth
to taunt.
- W. Cartwright.
v. i.1.To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.
2.To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.
Noun1.flap - any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely; "he wrote on the flap of the envelope"
2.flap - an excited state of agitation; "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"
Synonyms: dither, fuss, pother, tizzy
3.flap - the motion made by flapping up and down
4.flap - a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body
5.flap - a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
Synonyms: flaps
Verb1.flap - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
Synonyms: undulate, wave, roll
2.flap - move noisily; "flags flapped in the strong wind"
3.flap - move with a thrashing motion; "The bird flapped its wings"; "The eagle beat its wings and soared high into the sky"
Synonyms: beat
4.flap - move with a flapping motion; "The bird's wings were flapping"
Synonyms: beat
5.flap - make a fuss; be agitated
Synonyms: dither, pother
6.flap - pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds
1.FLAP - A symbolic mathematics package for IBM 360.

["FLAP Programmer's Manual", A.H. Morris Jr., TR-2558 (1971) US Naval Weapons Lab].

[Sammet 1969, p. 506].
2.(storage, jargon)flap - To unload a DECtape (so it goes flap, flap, flap). Old-time hackers at MIT tell of the days when the disk was device 0 and microtapes were 1, 2, etc. and attempting to flap device 0 would instead start a motor banging inside a cabinet near the disk.

The term is used, by extension, for unloading any magnetic tape. See also macrotape. Modern cartridge tapes no longer actually flap, but the usage has remained.

The term could well be re-applied to DEC's TK50 cartridge tape drive, a spectacularly misengineered contraption which makes a loud flapping sound, almost like an old reel-type lawnmower, in one of its many tape-eating failure modes.
3.(networking)flap - See flapping router.
Bedlam let loose, ado, agitation, applique, argument, bag, bang, baste, batter, beat, beating, bedlam, bicker, bilge, blain, blast, bleb, blister, blob, bluster, bobbery, boil, boiling, boss, bother, botheration, bow, box, brandish, brawl, broil, brouhaha, bubble, buffet, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump, bunch, burl, burst, bust, bustle, button, cacophony, cahot, cascade, chaos, charivari, chine, chirm, churn, clamor, clangor, clap, clash, clatter, clump, coat, coating, collop, commotion, condyle, confusion, conturbation, convex, covering, crack, crash, crump, cuff, cut, daggle, dance, dangle, deal, depend, din, discomposure, discord, disk, disorder, dispute, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, dither, donnybrook, dowel, drabble, drag, draggle, drape, droop, drub, drunken brawl, dustup, ear, ebullition, embroilment, excitement, fall, fanaticism, feery-fary, ferment, fermentation, feuille, fever, feverishness, fidgetiness, fidgets, film, fit, flail, flange, flapping, flaunt, flick, flicker, flip, flit, flitter, float, flop, flourish, flow, flurry, fluster, flusteration, flustration, flutter, flutteration, flutteriness, fly, foil, fold, foment, fomentation, foofaraw, fracas, free-for-all, frenzy, fret, fume, furor, furore, fury, fuss, fussiness, gall, gnarl, go pitapat, gutter, hammer, handle, hang, hang down, hell broke loose, hill, howl, hubbub, hue and cry, hullabaloo, hump, hunch, hurly-burly, imbrication, inquietude, jangle, jitters, jog, joggle, jumpiness, knob, knock, knot, knur, knurl, lambaste, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, lappet, larrup, lash, lather, leaf, lip, loop, lop, loud noise, lump, maelstrom, malaise, maul, membrane, moil, mole, mountain, nerviness, nervosity, nervousness, nevus, nod, noise, noise and shouting, nub, nubbin, nubble, oscillate, oscillation, outcry, overlap, overlapping, overlay, overlayer, palpitate, palpitation, pandemonium, pane, panel, panic, papilloma, passion, paste, patina, patter, peel, peg, pellicle, pelt, pend, perturbation, pitapat, pitter-patter, plait, plank, plate, plating, ply, plywood, pommel, pother, pound, pucker, pulse, pulverize, pummel, quarrel, quiver, racket, rage, rap, rasher, rattle, report, restlessness, rhubarb, rib, ridge, ring, roar, roil, rout, row, ruckus, ruction, rumble, rumpus, safety glass, sag, scramble, scum, seethe, seething, shake, sheet, shindy, shivaree, shoulder, skin, slab, slam, slap, slat, sledgehammer, slice, smack, spank, spasm, spine, splat, splutter, spurt, sputter, state, stew, stir, storminess, stripe, stud, style, swag, swap, sweat, swing, swirl, swivet, tab, table, tablet, tail, tap, tempestuousness, thrash, thresh, throb, thump, thunder, thunderclap, thwack, tintamarre, tizzy, to-do, trail, trepidation, trepidity, tubercle, tubercule, tumult, tumultuation, tumultuousness, turbidity, turbulence, turmoil, twitter, twitteration, undulate, unease, unquiet, unrest, uproar, upset, veneer, verruca, vesicle, vibrate, vortex, wafer, wag, waggle, wale, wallop, wart, wave, waver, weep, welt, whack, wham, whap, whip, whirl, whomp, whop, wield, wigwag, wildness, zeal, zealousness
Translate Flap to Spanish, Translate Flap to German, Translate Flap to French
Browse
Flanker
flanker back
Flanks of a frontier
Flannel
flannel bush
flannel cake
Flannel flower
flannel leaf
flannel mullein
flannel-cake
flannelbush
flannelcake
Flanneled
flannelette
Flannen
Flannery O'Connor
-- Flap --
flap down
Flap tile
Flap valve
Flap-eared
Flap-mouthed
flapcake
Flapdragon
Flapjack
Flapper
Flapper skate
flapping
flapping router
flaps
Flare
flare out
flare pass
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy