[rap-uh-han-uh k] /ˌræp əˈhæn ək/
a river flowing SE from N Virginia into the Chesapeake Bay: Civil War battle 1863. 185 miles (300 km) long.
[rap-uh-ree] /ˌræp əˈri/ noun 1. an armed Irish freebooter or plunderer, especially of the 17th century. 2. any freebooter or robber. /ˌræpəˈriː/ noun 1. an Irish irregular soldier of the late 17th century 2. (obsolete) any plunderer or robber n. “Irish freebooter,” 1680s, originally “pikeman,” from Irish rapairidhe, plural of rapaire “half-pike.” Kind of soldier […]
[rap] /ræp/ verb (used with object), rapped, rapping. 1. to strike, especially with a quick, smart, or light blow: He rapped the door with his cane. 2. to utter sharply or vigorously: to rap out a command. 3. (of a spirit summoned by a medium) to communicate (a message) by raps (often followed by out). […]
[ra-pee] /ræˈpi/ noun 1. a strong snuff made from dark, rank tobacco leaves. /ræˈpiː/ noun 1. a moist English snuff of the 18th and 19th centuries
[ra-pel, ruh-] /ræˈpɛl, rə-/ noun 1. (in mountaineering) the act or method of moving down a steep incline or past an overhang by means of a double rope secured above and placed around the body, usually under the left thigh and over the right shoulder, and paid out gradually in the descent. verb (used without […]