What does flapping mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term flapping:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flap, flapping, flutter, fluttering(noun)

    the motion made by flapping up and down


  1. flapping(Noun)

    The action of the verb to flap.

  2. flapping(Noun)

    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. flapping(Verb)

    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. flapping(Adjective)

    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.


  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

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