affrap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian affrappare, from ad- + frappare (to cut).

Verb[edit]

affrap

  1. (obsolete, rare) To strike; to strike down.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.2:
      I have been trained up in warlike stowre, / To tossen speare and shield, and to affrap / The warlike ryder to his most mishap [...].