Webster 1913 Edition
flap, blow, bly-flap; cf. D.
flap, and E.
Anything broad and limber that hangs loose, or that is attached by one side or end and is easily moved;
flapof a garment
flapupon the opening of the larynx.
Sir T. Browne.
A hinged leaf, as of a table or shutter.
The motion of anything broad and loose, or a stroke or sound made with it;
flapof a sail or of a wing
A disease in the lips of horses.
a tile with a bent up portion, to turn a corner or catch a drip.–
a valve which opens and shuts upon one hinged side; a clack valve.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
[Prob. of imitative origin; cf. D.
, flop, flippant, fillip.]
To beat with a flap; to strike.
Yet let me
flapthis bug with gilded wings.
To move, as something broad and flaplike;
as, to; to let fall, as the brim of a hat.
To flap in the mouth,
To move as do wings, or as something broad or loose; to fly with wings beating the air.
flappedover by twos and threes.
To fall and hang like a flap, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Any thing broad and limber that hangs loose, or is easily moved.
A cartilaginous flap on the opening of the larynx.
We say, the flap of a garment, the flap of the ear, the flap of a hat.
2.The motion of any thing broad and loose, or a stroke with it.
3.The flaps, a disease in the lips of horses.
1.To beat with a flap.
Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings.
2.To move something broad; as, to flap the wings.
3.To let fall, as the brim of a hat. [This sense seems to indicate a connection with lap.]
1.To move as wings, or as something broad or loose.
2.To fall, as the brim of a hat, or other broad thing.