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14:32 Mar 8, 2001
Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO]
Portuguese term or phrase: flapete
on an airplane door
caso a folga esteja em desacordo e aliada ao esforo no abrir e fechar a porta, regule as hastes de ligao do came do flapete, de modo a se obter o valor exigido e mantendo um esforo confortvel p/abrir e fechar a porta.
Michael Kowalewski

Summary of answers provided
nasecurity flap
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
nadoor flap
Elisa Capelão



4 hrs
door flap

I believe what is meant here is the door flap...

references regarding the term door flap:

... was spent firing at ground targets, not aircraft, as we shall see as we ... frame. Early
Dusters had an additional door flap between the two over-head hatches ...

CBD March 29, 2000
... Modification); DISC, BRAKE (Modification); DOOR FLAP; STATOR ASSEMBLY, AUXILIARY;

Yak UT-1
... Supports. 18. Tail Unit Supports. 19. Cabin Door/Flap. 20. Windscreen. ... to size over
a scale drawing of the aircraft. This helped to get the size and shape ...

    see above
Elisa Capelão
Local time: 15:22
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 109
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12 days
security flap

This is what I found for you on FLAP.

ENCARTA WORLD ENGLISH DICTIONARY:flap [flap ] verb (past flapped, past participle flapped, present participle flap·ping, 3rd person present singular flaps)

1. transitive and intransitive verb move wings up and down: to move something up and down, especially wings or arms during or as if in flight, or to be moved up and down in this way

2. intransitive verb fly by moving wings: to fly by moving the wings repeatedly

3. transitive and intransitive verb move or sway repeatedly: to cause something to move or sway in one direction and then another repeatedly and often noisily, or move in this way flags flapping in the breeze

4. transitive verb hit with broad object: to hit somebody or something with a broad flat object He flapped his hand on the table.

5. transitive verb toss something: to fling down or toss something (informal) flapped the report on the table

6. transitive verb PHONETICS make an "r" sound: to make an "r" sound by briefly striking the roof of the mouth with the tongue, as in "parrot"

noun (plural flaps)

1. flat thin piece used as cover: a flat thin piece attached along one edge, usually used as a cover for an opening the flap of an envelope

2. PUBLISHING dust jacket part: either of the two parts of a dust jacket that fold inside a book's cover and are usually printed with information about the book or author

3. act or sound of flapping: an act of or the sound made by flapping The bird disappeared with a flap of its wings.

4. AIR aircraft wing control surface: a narrow movable surface attached to the rear edge of an aircraft wing that is used to create lift or drag

5. commotion: a commotion or state of upset, especially a disordered argument (informal) Don't get into a flap about it.

6. SURGERY mass of tissue for grafting: a mass of tissue, used for surgical grafting, that remains partially attached and retains its blood supply

7. blow from broad object: a blow or slap from a broad object

8. PHONETICS "r" sound: an "r" sound made by briefly striking the roof of the mouth with the tongue, as in "parrot"

[14th century. Origin uncertain: the noun first meant "blow, slap," and so is probably imitative of the sound.]

Encarta® World English Dictionary

Regards from USA, :)


Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 07:22
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
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