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- n. A form of massage involving hitting the body with various parts of one's hand.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, percussion, especially as a part of treatment by massage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. massage in which the body is tapped rhythmically with the fingers or with short rapid movements of the sides of the hand; used to loosen mucus on the chest walls of patients with bronchitis
From French tapoter ("to drum or tap") (Wiktionary)