flap

Part of speech: verb

To strike, or strike at, as with a wing.

Part of speech: verb

To move to and fro rapidly, as wings; swing or wave; droop.

Part of speech: noun

A broad, limber, and loosely hanging part or attachment.

Part of speech: noun

The act of flapping; a light blow.

Part of speech: noun

Flapper.

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Usage examples "flap":

  1. The swans flew far too fast for the children to see where they were going, and when the swans began to flap more slowly so that the children could have seen if there had been anything to see, there was nothing to be seen, because it was quite dark. - "Harding's luck", E. [Edith] Nesbit.
  2. Swiftly, deftly, Jimmie Dale's hands rolled the rounded end of one of his collection of the legal instruments under the flap of the envelope, turned the sheets over and drew out the folded document inside. - "The Adventures of Jimmie Dale", Frank L. Packard.
  3. Lilly wiped her tears away with the flap of her riding gauntlet and smiled at him obediently. - "The Song of Songs", Hermann Sudermann.