from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of one that taps.
  • noun The process or means by which something is tapped.
  • noun Something that is taken or drawn by tapping.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of giving taps or slight and gentle blows; also, a series of taps.
  • noun In foundry work, the operation of jarring or shaking the pattern in the loam by striking it gently to release it without disturbing the loam.
  • The act or process of boring a hole in a pipe, cask, or any similar object for the insertion of a spigot or faucet.
  • In surgery, paracentesis, or the operation of giving vent to fluid which has collected in some space, as that of the pleura or peritoneum.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An act of making a light hit or strike against something.
  • noun music A guitar technique in which the strings are tapped against the fingerboard
  • verb Present participle of tap.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the sound of light blow or knock


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