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Definition of Flap


  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.
  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. A disease in the lips of horses.
  5. To beat with a flap; to strike.
  6. To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.
  7. To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.
  8. To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.

Flap Quotations

Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive.
Mel Brooks

There are a lot of 'chicken Christians.' Chickens are generally afraid of life, and they seldom fly or reach their potential in life. And when a storm comes, all they seem to do is flap around the chicken yard, stirring up dirt and running to the chicken house.
Joyce Meyer

I don't believe in angels, no. But I do have a wee parking angel. It's on my dashboard and you wind it up. The wings flap and it's supposed to give you a parking space. It's worked so far.
Billy Connolly

I hope the two wings of the Democratic Party may flap together.
William Jennings Bryan

It is the duty of Her Majesty's government neither to flap nor to falter.
Harold MacMillan
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Flap Translations

flap in French is valvaire
flap in German is Klappe, klappen
flap in Norwegian is klaff, blafring, blafre

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