Definition of Flaps

1. Noun. A movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag.

Exact synonyms: Flap
Generic synonyms: Aerofoil, Airfoil, Control Surface, Surface
Specialized synonyms: Landing Flap
Group relationships: Wing

Definition of Flaps

1. Noun. (plural of flap) ¹

2. Verb. (third-person singular of flap) ¹

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Definition of Flaps

1. flap [v] - See also: flap

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flaps

flapping tremor
flaps (current term)
flare angel
flare gun
flare out
flare path
flare star
flare streaming
flare up
flare up at

Literary usage of Flaps

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1900)
"When these flaps have been turned into the bone cavity and lightly ... Primary union is usual and the flaps have generally taken hold at the first dressing ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"Transplantation of skin-flaps is, as Reinhard says, very difficult and often fails. He states that even in cases in which the flaps have all failed to ..."

3. Surgery and diseases of the mouth and jaws: A Practical Treatise on the by Vilray Papin Blair (1917)
"Intraoral flaps are covered with mucous membrane, while the extraoral flaps include the skin. The former are usually derived from the inner surface of the ..."

4. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck (1884)
"To avoid this, both flaps may • ie by cutting from without inwards. ... The Surgeon, standing so as to take the flaps in his ft hand, and holding the arm ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1871)
"A NEW METHOD OF UNITING flaps BY DEEP SUTURES. Mr. Couper, of the London Hospital, who has for some time past practised Professor Lister's system of ..."

6. A Manual for the practice of surgery by Thomas Bryant (1879)
"Science* of the same year, his modification of the circular method of amputation in the lower third of the thigh, by making two semilunar skin lateral flaps ..."

7. Diseases of the Ear: A Text-book for Practitioners and Students of Medicine by Edward Bradford Dench (1909)
"These two flaps are held in position by means of sutures which pass through the flaps and bend the upper flap forward and upward upon itself, ..."

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