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cat flap Line breaks: cat flap
(also cat door)

Definition of cat flap in English:


A small hinged flap in an outer door, through which a cat may enter or leave a building.
Example sentences
  • He keeps throwing glances at the cat flap in the back door but it will be a couple more weeks before we let him venture outside.
  • He likes to sit on the windowsill, and to look out of the French doors and through the cat flap.
  • Within the six weeks he grew so fast that he could no longer walk in and out of the house through the cat flap on the front door.

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