Frap



[frap] /fræp/

verb (used with object), frapped, frapping. Nautical.
1.
to bind or wrap tightly with ropes or chains.
/fræp/
verb fraps, frapping, frapped
1.
(transitive) (nautical) to lash down or together
v.

early 14c., from Old French fraper (12c., Modern French frapper) “to strike, hit beat,” cognate with Italian frappare “to strike,” of unknown origin, perhaps imitative (cf. rap (n.)). Nautical sense of “bind tightly” is from 1540s. Related: Frapped; frapping.
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