\ ˈflipˌflap \

Definition of flip-flap

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: with repeated strokes and noise something going flip-flap in the dark


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Definition of flip-flap (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the repeated sound and motion of something loose that is moved by recurrent impulses the flip-flap of the awning in the gusty wind
2 : a backward somersault : flip-flop
2 : a device used especially in amusement parks that consists of a horizontal rotating arm pivoted at its center and supporting a passenger car at each end
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Definition of flip-flap (Entry 3 of 3)

: to move with a repeated flapping sound when old Fred Gil would come flip-flapping across the station parking lot in his raggedy cotton robe and rubber thongs— Joseph Wambaugh

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“Flip-flap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flip-flap. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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