What does flapping mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. flap, flapping, flutter, flutteringnoun

    the motion made by flapping up and down

Wiktionary

  1. flappingnoun

    The action of the verb to flap.

  2. flappingnoun

    A phonological process found in many dialects of English, especially American English and Canadian English, by which intervocalic /t/ and /d/ surface as the alveolar flap /u027E/ before an unstressed syllable, so that words such as "metal" and "medal" are pronounced similarly or identically.

  3. flappingverb

    A description of a network interface or device that changes rapidly and repeatedly between online and offline states (compare thrashing).

    That faulty network card appears to be flapping.

  4. flappingadjective

    That flaps or flap.

    flapping sails

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flapping

    of Flap

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. flapping

    The agitation of a sail with sheet or tack carried away, or the sudden jerk of the sails in light winds and a heavy swell on.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapping in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flapping in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of flapping in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Chen:

    Through various theoretical, computational and experimental studies, we found that the mechanics of flapping propulsion are actually very similar in air and in water, in both cases, the wing is moving back and forth. The only difference is the speed at which the wing flaps.

  2. Jonathan Houghton:

    When the shark opens its mouth, it's kind of like opening your jacket on a windy day. It inflates out and that cartilage gives it some structure so that its skin isn't just flapping around.

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