[nap] /næp/

verb (used with or without object), knapped, knapping. Chiefly British Dialect.
to strike smartly; rap.
to break off abruptly.
to chip or become chipped, as a flint or stone.
to bite suddenly or quickly.
(dialect) the crest of a hill
verb knaps, knapping, knapped
(transitive) (dialect) to hit, hammer, or chip

“to strike with a sharp sound,” late 15c., echoic. Earlier (c.1400) as a noun meaning “abrupt stroke.” Related: Knapped; knapping.


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