nap

Definitions

General English

Food

Publishing

  • noun the surface of paper, usually referring to a rough surface

Sports

  • noun a tip for a horse that is very likely to win

Theater

  • 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.

Electronics

  • acronym forNetwork Access Point
    (written as NAP)
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