frapped; frapping

transitive verb

: to draw tight (as with ropes or cables)
frap a sail

Word History


Middle English, to strike, beat, from Anglo-French fraper

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of frap was in 1548

Dictionary Entries Near frap

Cite this Entry

“Frap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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