What is slap?

  • (verb): Hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand.
    Example: "The impatient teacher slapped the student"; "a gunshot slapped him on the forehead"
    See also — Additional definitions below


A slap or "smack" is a broad stroke made with the open hand or the back of the hand, as opposed to a punch that is made with a closed fist. Slaps are frequently made across the face, but can be also made across hands or any other body part, and can use either the palm of the hand or the back of the hand.

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Some articles on slap:

Slap (disambiguation)
... A slap is a method of striking with the hand ... Slap may also refer to Slap, an attack in professional wrestling Slap, Tržič, a Slovenian municipality Slap!, a 1990 album by English band Chumbawamba "Slap" (song), a 2006 song by American musician ...
Slap Bunt
... Slap bunting is an offensive baseball and softball technique described as "the idea behind the skill is to hit the ball to a place on the infield that's farthest from the place where the out needs ... To execute slap bunting, the player is almost always in the back of the left-hand side of home plate, feet slightly open to right field, and choked up slightly on the bat ... when they have a better opportunity of getting on base because of the slap bunt than a hit, perhaps because of the player's running speed ...
Slap Shot (video Game) - Visuals
... Slap Shot's visuals are very similar to NES's Ice Hockey (by using the same rink and the players are very very similar to that of Konami's Blades of Steel) ... However, Slap Shot brought something new to the table that those games did not which it the "Shot Cam Replay" which was only seen in a hockey game call Face Off! for the DOS back in 1988 ... But other than that, Slap Shot is a clone of Blades of Steel and Ice Hockey ...
Slapsgiving - Critical Response
... He describes the slap bet as one of the funniest running jokes of the series ... was also impressed by how well Neil Patrick Harris took the slap, describing it as "like Biff Tannen taking a punch from George McFly" ... list, saying, "After winning permission to slap Barney in a bet, Marshall renames Turkey Day in 2007 ...
Slap, Vipava
... Slap is a village in the Vipava Valley west of the town of Vipava in the Littoral region of Slovenia ...

More definitions of "slap":

  • (noun): A blow from a flat object (as an open hand).
    Synonyms: smack
  • (noun): The act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand.
    Synonyms: smack, smacking

Famous quotes containing the word slap:

    I am the wound and the knife!
    I am the slap and the cheek!
    I am the limbs and the rack,
    And the victim and the executioner!
    I am the vampire of my own heart.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    No one to slap his head.
    Hawaiian saying no. 190, ‘lelo No’Eau, collected, translated, and annotated by Mary Kawena Pukui, Bishop Museum Press, Hawaii (1983)