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dap

verb \ˈdap\

Definition of dap

dapped

;

dapped

;

dapping

;

daps

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to drop bait or fish by dropping bait gently on the water :  dib had considerable success dapping with the natural fly — John Buchan

  3. 2 :  to dip gently or quickly into water out in the bay innumerable craft dapped and sailed — Sean O'Dwyer

  4. 3 :  rebound, bounce, skip

  5. transitive verb
  6. 1 :  to cause to jump or skip on or along the surface of water dapping stones dapping her homemade flies in an English chalk stream — E. L. Peterson

  7. 2 :  to produce (cup-shaped forms in sheet metal) by the use of special dies and punches

  8. 3 :  to cut and form a recess in (timbers) for making a joint

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Origin and Etymology of dap

perhaps alteration of 2dab


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dap

noun \"\

Definition of dap

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a bounce especially of a ball :  a skip especially of a stone over water

  2. 2 :  the bait used in dapping

  3. 3 :  a notch cut in one timber to receive another

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