What is flap?

  • (noun): The motion made by flapping up and down.
    Synonyms: flapping, flutter, fluttering
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on flap, flaps:

Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty
... called a microkeratome to separate a thin layer of the cornea and create a flap ... The flap is then folded back, and the microkeratome removes a thin disc of corneal stroma below ... The surgeon then places the flap back into position ...
Laminoplasty
... cutting a groove on the other) and then "swinging" the freed flap of bone open thus relieving the pressure on the spinal cord ... The spinous process may be removed to allow the lamina bone flap to be swung open ... The bone flap is then propped open using small wedges or pieces of bone such that the enlarged spinal canal will remain in place ...
Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty - Procedure
... The microkeratome then makes a small incomplete flap across the cornea by cutting across it ... still attached at one side, the corneal flap is folded back to reveal a sub layer of cornea ... After the power cut, the corneal flap is laid back over the eye where it reattaches ...
Flap - Other
5-lipoxygenase activating protein (FLAP) brouhaha, a general state of social agitation flap (aircraft), a hinged surface on the trailing edge of an airplane wing ...
Lateral Flap
... A lateral flap is a family of consonantal sounds, used in some spoken languages ... There are four attested or claimed lateral flaps in the world's languages The alveolar lateral flap ɺ is quite common ... A retroflex lateral flap  is found in Pashtun and the Iwaidjan languages of Australia ...

More definitions of "flap":

  • (noun): A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag.
    Synonyms: flaps
  • (verb): Move with a thrashing motion.
    Synonyms: beat
  • (noun): An excited state of agitation.
    Example: "There was a terrible flap about the theft"
    Synonyms: dither, pother, fuss, tizzy
  • (verb): Move noisily.
    Example: "Flags flapped in the strong wind"
  • (noun): Any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely.
    Example: "He wrote on the flap of the envelope"
  • (verb): Move with a flapping motion.
    Synonyms: beat
  • (verb): Pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds.
  • (verb): Move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion.
    Synonyms: roll, undulate, wave
  • (noun): A movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body.

Famous quotes containing the word flap:

    Let Sporus tremble—‘What? That thing of silk,
    Sporus, that mere white curd of ass’s milk?
    Satire or sense, alas, can Sporus feel,
    Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?’
    Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings,
    This painted child of dirt, that stinks and stings;
    Whose buzz the witty and the fair annoys,
    Yet wit ne’er tastes, and beauty ne’er enjoys:
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)