To come down or fall with the sound of a flat impact; to make a light slapping sound.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Thackeray (1811–1863), novelist. Imitative. Compare plash, plash, flap, slap.
“He came down with a plap, jumped to his feet and carried on running.”
A deep-seated feeling of aversion.
Late 16th century (in the sense ‘opposition of feeling, nature, or disposition’): from French antipathie, or via Latin from Greek antipatheia, from antipathēs ‘opposed in feeling’, from anti ‘against’ + pathos ‘feeling’.
A T-shaped piece of metal or wood on a boat or ship, to which ropes are attached.
Each of a number of projections on the sole of a shoe, designed to prevent the wearer losing their footing.
Middle English (in the sense ‘wedge’): of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch kloot ‘ball, sphere’ and German Kloss ‘clod, dumpling’, also to clot and clout.