Definition of frap in English:


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Pronunciation: /frap

verb (fraps, frapping, frapped)

[with object] Nautical
Bind (something) tightly: an attempt to frap the ship by passing cables under the hull
More example sentences
  • When you do that, the frapping will only catch the outer wrap and the lashing will loosen quickly.
  • Strain the frapping turns tightly and finish the lashing with a clove hitch around any convenient spar.
  • The entire route needs accurate planning with the kit in watertight sacks/barrel and frapped in the canoe.


Middle English (in the sense 'strike, beat', now only dialect): from Old French fraper 'to bind, strike', of unknown origin. The current sense dates from the mid 16th century.

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