earlap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n earlap one of two flaps attached to a cap to keep the ears warm
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Earlap The lobe of the ear.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n earlap The tip of the ear.
    • n earlap One of a pair of covers for the ears in cold weather, made of cloth or fur so as to incase them. [U.S.]
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Earlap the tip of the ear: an ear-cap
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. éare; cf. L. auris, Ger. ohr.

Usage

In literature:

Goodness gracious, you weren't plannin' to wear that old cap, earlaps and all, to Boston, were you?
"Galusha the Magnificent" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Tanya Kovalchuk, weeping freely, petted him on the arm, and adjusted the drooping earlaps of his worn fur cap.
"The Seven who were Hanged" by Leonid Andreyev
But if it's a fox, I'll make a fine hood of it, with long earlaps.
"Library of the World's Best Mystery and Detective Stories" by Edited by Julian Hawthorne
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