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Definition of "dewlap" [dew•lap]

  • A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of certain animals. (noun)
  • A pendulous part similar to this, such as the wattle of a bird. (noun)
  • A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of a person. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dewlap" in a sentence
  • "The moose has a very thick, strong neck from which hangs a long, round flap of skin and hair called a dewlap, or bell."
  • "This species differs in some particulars from the domesticated Gayal, and also from the Asseel, or true Gayal; first, in size, being a larger animal than the domestic one; secondly, in the largeness of the dewlap, which is deeper and more undulated than in either the wild or tame species; and, thirdly, in the size and form of the horns. ""
  • ""dewlap," three or four inches of the loose skin under the throat skinned down and left hanging."