verb (daps, dapping, dapped)[no object]
- Fish by letting the fly (but not the line) bob lightly on the water: dapping was almost a sure-fire method [with object]: he was dapping the fly skilfullyMore example sentences
- It is documented that fly fishing for pike was popular in the early 1700's in this country, as was dapping for Dace on the Thames in the 1800's.
- Wet and dry fly, and dapping accounted for all of the fish.
- The L. Carra Anglers' wet fly and dapping competition was held on Saturday the 9th, and was won by Seán Walsh of Castlebar, who had 4 trout for 5.92 lb.
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- 1 (usually the dap) A fishing fly used when dapping: most of the fish are being taken on the dapMore example sentences
- The big news from the West's main lake is that the Mayfly is up and anglers are beginning to take trout to the dap and to wet fly.
- A few fish have been taken on the dap, with crickets/grasshoppers doing the business, and the daddy-long-legs should be making an appearance soon.
- 2 (daps) • dialect Rubber-soled shoes: hi-hats and daps are the order of the dayMore example sentences
- No need whatsoever for a 300 lb deaf muscle man with a good covering of paint and a pair of little green daps to keep his feet from being hurt by stones then.
- We stock both girl and boys shoes, including slippers and daps.
- Black daps or ballet shoes are required all year for Dance and Movement.
mid 17th century (as a verb): symbolic of a flicking movement, similar to dab1.
More definitions of dapDefinition of dap in:
- The US English dictionary