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Zap is an onomatopoeic word for an electrostatic discharge, especially one that causes an electric shock.

Zap or ZAP may refer to:


  • .ZAP File, a file extension allowing publishing of an application to users where an MSI file does not exist
  • Zero and Add Packed decimal, a machine instruction in the IBM Basic assembly language
  • ZAP (Zero And Pack), xBase command to empty database table (dbf file)
  • OWASP ZAP, a penetration testing tool for finding vulnerabilities in web applications
  • ZAP, Transparent Checkpoint-Restart and Migration Using Operating System Virtualization (Developed in Colombia University)



  • Zap! (webcomic), a sci-fi webcomic by Chris Layfield and Pascalle C
  • Zap Comix, an underground comics series founded by Robert Crumb in 1968
  • Zap Zodiac, a fictional character in a comic strip in the UK comic The Beano

Fictional characters[edit]




  • ZAP (motor company), or Zero Air Pollution, an electric vehicle manufacturer and marketer
  • Zap, or Zaporozhets, a long-lived series of small, rear-engined Soviet Ukrainian cars
  • Zap flaps, a high lift device used to reduce landing speeds in aircraft
  • ZAP, call sign of Titan Airways

Other uses[edit]

  • Zap, North Dakota, United States, a city
  • AGR-14 ZAP, an air-to-surface unguided rocket developed by the United States Navy in the late 1960s
  • zap, the ISO 639-3 and 639-2 code for the Zapotec languages, spoken in Mexico

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