Definition of frap in English:

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Pronunciation: /frap/

verb (fraps, frapping, frapped)

[with object] Nautical
Bind (something) tightly.
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.

Words that rhyme with frap

bap, cap, chap, clap, dap, entrap, enwrap, flap, gap, giftwrap, hap, knap, lap, Lapp, map, nap, nappe, pap, rap, sap, schappe, scrap, slap, snap, strap, tap, trap, wrap, yap, zap

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Syllabification: frap

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