- noun the surface of paper, usually referring to a rough surface
- noun a tip for a horse that is very likely to win
- Theatrical slang for a blow to the face in slapstickcomedy. After taking part in a Christmas pantomime that involved aslapstick altercation with the clown, the humorist Jerome K. Jerome(1859 - 1927) wrote:
He rushes at me and hits me, and I take the nap from him,and then he takes a nap from me (it wakes you up, this sort of nap,I tell you)...
The term nap was usually reserved for a pulled punch whilea straight nap was one that connected.
- acronym forNetwork Access Point
(written as NAP)