adjective[usually in combination]
- (Of a textile) having a nap, usually of a specified kind: a long-napped paint rollerMore example sentences
- Outing flannel is a soft, twill or plain weave fabric napped on both sides.
- This will ensure that all pieces cut from napped fabric are kept on the same grain.
- Beaver cloth is a heavy woolen overcoating, napped and pressed down to resemble beaver fur.
- (Of food) served in a sauce or other liquid: mushrooms napped with melted butterMore example sentences
- What you expect are plump oysters, set on cushion of fresh, blanched spinach, napped with a buttery emulsion and flashed under the grill, just enough to cook the oyster and glaze the sauce.
- My meat arrives sizzling, napped in spices with a halo of crunchy greens around it.
- Napped with melted butter, and scented with rosemary and mint, that kebob had a tantalizing flavor.
1970s: from French napper 'coat with (a sauce)', from nappe 'cloth', figuratively 'pool of liquid', + -ed2.