from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A form of door with the hinges on the lower side, so that it opens downward and outward. Also called
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Aziza chose a gum-ball machine-the same coin could be inserted to get candy, then retrieved from the flap-door coin return below.
A Thousand Splendid Suns Hosseini, Khaled 2007
But here Mahony gave a loud click of the tongue — in the general howl of execration it passed unheard — and, pushing his way out of the tent, let the flap-door fall to behind him.
Australia Felix 2003
The sound of advancing footsteps stopped at the gate, a small flap-door let in it flew open, and Matilda Bunker's open countenance took a pinkish hue, as a small man in jersey and blue coat, with a hard round hat exceeding high in the crown, stepped inside.
Many Cargoes 1903
She raised a flap-door located at one side of the counter.
Each of these measures, however, had a hole in the side near the bottom for the corn to run through, and irons to which a little flap-door was once affixed in front of this hole.
Wanderings by southern waters, eastern Aquitaine Edward Harrison Barker 1885
B, a flap-door, four inches wide, which is raised for cleaning out the floor; under this door is a space of one inch, for passing out the urine of the rabbits.
Rural Architecture Being a Complete Description of Farm Houses, Cottages, and Out Buildings Lewis Falley Allen 1845