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Definition of flap:

  1. A disease in the lips of horses.
  2. A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To beat with a flap; to strike.
  6. To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.
  7. To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.
  8. To move, as something broad and flaplike; as, to flap the wings; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.


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