Frapped
Frap Frap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frapping}.] [Cf. F. frapper to strike, to seize ropes. Cf. {Affrap}.] 1. (Naut.) To draw together; to bind with a view to secure and strengthen, as a vessel by passing cables around it; to tighten; as a tackle by drawing the lines together. --Tottem. [1913 Webster]

2. To brace by drawing together, as the cords of a drum. --Knoght. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • frapped — v. tie with ropes or cables; tie things together with ropes; wrap tightly with chains; (Nautical) draw a sail firmly with ropes, make safe by lashing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Frap — Frap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frapping}.] [Cf. F. frapper to strike, to seize ropes. Cf. {Affrap}.] 1. (Naut.) To draw together; to bind with a view to secure and strengthen, as a vessel by passing cables around it; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Frapping — Frap Frap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Frapping}.] [Cf. F. frapper to strike, to seize ropes. Cf. {Affrap}.] 1. (Naut.) To draw together; to bind with a view to secure and strengthen, as a vessel by passing cables around it;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frap — transitive verb (frapped; frapping) Etymology: Middle English, to strike, beat, from Anglo French fraper Date: 1548 to draw tight (as with ropes or cables) < frap a sail > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frap — /frap/, v.t., frapped, frapping. Naut. to bind or wrap tightly with ropes or chains. [1300 50; ME frappen < OF fraper to strike, beat, prob. < Gmc (cf. ON hrapa to hurl, hurry)] * * * …   Universalium

  • frap — verb (fraps, frapping, frapped) Nautical bind tightly. Origin ME (in the sense strike , now only dialect): from OFr. fraper to bind, strike …   English new terms dictionary

  • frap — /fræp/ (say frap) verb (t) (frapped, frapping) Nautical to bind securely. {Middle English frap(en), from Old French fraper strike} …   Australian English dictionary

  • frap — [frap] vt. frapped, frapping [ME frapen < OFr fraper, to strike] Naut. to pass ropes, cables, etc. around in order to strengthen, support, steady, etc …   English World dictionary

  • frap — v.tr. (frapped, frapping) Naut. bind tightly. Etymology: F frapper bind, strike …   Useful english dictionary

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