earflap
earflap earflap n. one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm. On some hats the earflaps may be adjusted or tied to the top of the hat, and lowered when needed in colder weather.

Syn: earlap. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • earflap — [ir′flap΄] n. either of a pair of cloth or fur flaps on a cap, turned down to protect the ears from cold …   English World dictionary

  • earflap — /ˈɪəflæp/ (say earflap) noun one of a pair of pieces attached to a cap, for covering the ears in cold weather …   Australian English dictionary

  • earflap — noun Date: 1839 a warm covering for the ears; especially an extension on the lower edge of a cap that may be folded up or down …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • earflap — /ear flap /, n. either of a pair of flaps attached to a cap, for covering the ears in cold weather. Also called earlap. [1855 60; EAR1 + FLAP] * * * …   Universalium

  • earflap — noun either of two flaps attached to a cap that cover the ears Syn: earlap …   Wiktionary

  • earflap — n. straps or flaps attached to a hat (for covering the ears) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earflap — ear•flap [[t]ˈɪərˌflæp[/t]] n. clo a flap attached to a cap, for covering the ear in cold weather • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • earflap — noun one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm • Syn: ↑earlap • Hypernyms: ↑flap • Part Holonyms: ↑cap …   Useful english dictionary

  • earflap hat — n. hat with earflaps on each side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • earlap — noun one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm • Syn: ↑earflap • Hypernyms: ↑flap • Part Holonyms: ↑cap * * * ˈi(ə)rˌlap, ˈiəˌ noun Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

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