Translation of flap in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 (cover) tapa (feminine); (of pocket, envelope, dust jacket) solapa (feminine); (of table) hoja (feminine); (of jacket, coat) faldón (masculine); (of tent) portezuela (feminine)(ear flap)orejera (feminine) a cat flap una gateraExample sentences1.2 [Aviation/Aviación] alerón (masculine)
- It was a very large room, looking like a gym only a bit smaller, and there were several holes in the side of the wall that were covered up by metal flaps which looked like they could be opened.
- The neck is covered by flaps attached to the vest.
- He nodded to Hazel and she left, watching Katrina until the flaps of the tent covered her face.
- Another consideration is to minimize the drag devices: the landing gear, the flaps and the windmilling propeller.
- The aircraft also have composite ailerons, spoilers, flaps, vertical tail skin and horizontal tail skin, but they have aluminum wings.
- Agglomerations of wings and cowling, flaps, rudders and fuselage rise dramatically from narrow steel legs.
- 2 (motion) aletazo (masculine) the eagle flew off with a flap of its wings el águila echó a volar con un batir de alas, el águila echó a volar dando un aletazo the flap of the sails in the wind el batir or el golpeteo de las velas con el vientoExample sentences
- Residents have enjoyed watching the young birds progress from falling to the ground after a couple flaps of their wings to confident flyers.
- The Butterfly Effect derives its name from the chaos theory which suggests that the simple flap of a butterfly's wings has the potential to set off a tornado thousands of miles away.
- He could feel the wind blowing his bangs backwards and could hear the soft flap of his headband.
- 3 (commotion, agitation) [colloquial/familiar] to be in/get into a flap estar*/ponerse* como loco [colloquial/familiar] there's a big flap (on) at the office se ha armado tremendo lío en la oficina [colloquial/familiar]Example sentences
- Size isn't important, or so the saying goes… but abseilers might think differently after a banner left them, and Rochdale Council, in a flap.
- An injured cygnet had a rescue team in a flap as it took five days to catch in Chippenham.
- I remember a Christmas, not too long ago, when I was in a flap because our new daughter-in-law was coming for Christmas Dinner and I wanted it to be perfect.
- 4 [Linguistics/Lingüística] flap (masculine) ([ el sonido como el de la r española en "pera" ])
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo (-pp-)
- 1 [sail/curtain] agitarse, sacudirse; [flag] ondear, agitarse; [door/window/shutter] dar* golpes, golpearse (Latin America/América Latina) the bird flapped off el pájaro echó a volar batiendo las alas her ears were flapping (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar] tenía las antenas conectadas or (in Latin America also/en América Latina también) paradas [colloquial/familiar]
transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-pp-)
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