Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of flap.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag

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Examples

  • Brown is only about five feet high, and he wears an overcoat ten times too big for him, and it flaps -- yes, it _flaps_ about his odious little heels.

    Vagabondia 1884

  • * Chodin flaps his arms and lands on the telepone wire with the rest of the crows.

    GOD PROTECTS TOPEKA FROM BRUNO

  • Pastor/Rev, Flag pins, bitter and cling flaps is what pay your salary.

    Blitzer: Remember the soldiers

  • A great brown bear, just awake from his winter's sleep, hungry, his fur hanging to the bones in flaps of leanness, shoved his head within the lodge and said, "Oof!"

    Grit of Women

  • A great brown bear, just awake from his winter's sleep, hungry, his fur hanging to the bones in flaps of leanness, shoved his head within the lodge and said,

    Grit of Women

  • Today microsurgery is one of the fastest-growing surgical specialties, with applications including reconstructive breast surgery and "flaps" -- chunks of flesh and bone transplanted to areas where tumors or injury have caused tissue loss.

    Microsurgery Pioneer Helped

  • a strong girdle, encircling the loins, and supporting a piece of coarse blue cloth, which, after passing completely under the body, fell in short flaps both before and behind.

    Wacousta : a tale of the Pontiac conspiracy (Complete)

  • What you do is carefully map out the areas you need to excise, then design your cuts to leave skin flaps that can be gently, gently drawn together — and you use a METRIC FUCKLOAD of stitches, because the skin is still going to be very taut, and you don’t want the stitches ripping through.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Wish I’d taken a photo.

  • And I’m not familiar with people getting eyelifts to get skin flaps out of the eyes.

    Ever hear this kind of talk? « Dating Jesus

  • Photographs taken after accident don't show either sets of panels, called flaps and slats, extended on the plane.

    Pilot Lapses Suspected in Guyana Plane Crash

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