Definitions of nappe:
  • noun:   The profile of a body of water flowing over an obstruction in a vertical drop.
  • noun:   (mathematics) Either of the two parts of a double cone.
  • noun:   (geology) A sheet-like mass of rock that has been folded over adjacent strata.
  • noun:   (hydraulics) Geological nappe whose underside is not in contact with the overflow structure and is at ambient atmospheric pressure.
  • noun:   (cooking) The ability of a sauce or other relatively thick liquid to coat food, the back of a spoon, etc.
  • verb:   (cooking) To coat (a food) with liquid.

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