Definitions for nappenæp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Geom. one of the two equal sections of a cone.
Origin of nappe:
1905–10; < F: lit., tablecloth; OF nappe, nape < L mappa
The profile of a body of water flowing over an obstruction in a vertical drop.
Either of the two parts of a double cone.
A sheet-like mass of rock that has been folded over adjacent strata.
Nappe, the underside of which is not in contact with the overflow structure and is at ambient atmospheric pressure.
The ability of a liquid to "coat the back of a spoon" or the act of coating a food.
to nappe a leg of lamb with glaze.
Origin: From nappe.
sheet; surface; all that portion of a surface that is continuous in such a way that it is possible to pass from any one point of the portion to any other point of the portion without leaving the surface. Thus, some hyperboloids have one nappe, and some have two
In geology, a nappe or thrust sheet is a large sheetlike body of rock that has been moved more than 2 km or 5 km above a thrust fault from its original position. Nappes form during continental collisions when a mass of rock is forced over another rock mass, typically on a low angle fault plane. The resulting structure may include large-scale recumbent folds with shearing along the fault plane. The term stems from the French word for tablecloth in allusion to a crumpled tablecloth being pushed across a table.
Translations for nappe
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to give a little pull or jerk to (something)
He twitched her sleeve.
- يَشُدُّ بِحَرَكَةٍ عَصَبِيَّهArabic
- puxarPortuguese (BR)
- τραβώ απότομαGreek
- tirer d'un coup secFrench
- ऐंठ जाना, खिंच जानाHindi
- trznuti, potegnutiCroatian
- rykkja, kippaIcelandic
- timptelėti, truktelėtiLithuanian
- a trage deRomanian
- rycka [till] iSwedish
- 輕扯Chinese (Trad.)
- смикати, тягти, шарпатиUkrainian
- کھينچنا، چھينناUrdu
- kéo, giật phắtVietnamese
- 轻扯Chinese (Simp.)
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