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  1. flap, flapsnoun

    a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag


  1. flaps

    Flaps are a type of high-lift device used on the wings of an aircraft to increase lift at slow speeds, such as during takeoff and landing. They can be extended or retracted based on the need for additional lift or drag. Additionally, in a broader sense, a flap can refer to a movable covering or piece attached along one edge, like the flap of an envelope or a tent.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaps in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flaps in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of flaps 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. Lisa Pruett:

    Flaps on the top of boxes are getting shorter, or the box itself is thinner, two years ago these changes may have been minor. Now they are increasingly impactful to companies.

  3. Greg Edgecombe:

    We didn’t know these animals had two sets of flaps (an upper one and a lower one) because the fossils we had were all so flattened.

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