To lap boards
Lap Lap, v. t. [OE. lappen to fold (see {Lap}, n.); cf. also OE. wlappen, perh. another form of wrappen, E, wrap.] 1. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth. [1913 Webster]

2. To wrap or wind around something. [1913 Webster]

About the paper . . . I lapped several times a slender thread of very black silk. --Sir I. Newton. [1913 Webster]

3. To infold; to hold as in one's lap; to cherish. [1913 Webster]

Her garment spreads, and laps him in the folds. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

4. To lay or place over anything so as to partly or wholly cover it; as, to lap one shingle over another; to lay together one partly over another; as, to lap weather-boards; also, to be partly over, or by the side of (something); as, the hinder boat lapped the foremost one. [1913 Webster]

5. (Carding & Spinning) To lay together one over another, as fleeces or slivers for further working. [1913 Webster]

{To lap boards}, {shingles}, etc., to lay one partly over another.

{To lap timbers}, to unite them in such a way as to preserve the same breadth and depth throughout, as by scarfing. --Weale. [1913 Webster]


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  • To lap timbers — Lap Lap, v. t. [OE. lappen to fold (see {Lap}, n.); cf. also OE. wlappen, perh. another form of wrappen, E, wrap.] 1. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To wrap or wind around something.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lap — Lap, v. t. [OE. lappen to fold (see {Lap}, n.); cf. also OE. wlappen, perh. another form of wrappen, E, wrap.] 1. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To wrap or wind around something.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lap — I. noun Etymology: Middle English lappe, from Old English læppa; akin to Old High German lappa flap Date: before 12th century 1. a. a loose overlapping or hanging panel or flap especially of a garment b. archaic the skirt of a coat or dress 2. a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lap-Chee Tsui — Infobox Person name = Lap Chee Tsui caption = birth date = birth date and age|1950|12|21 birth place = Shanghai, China occupation = Vice Chancellor, University of Hong Kong networth = spouse = children = website = footnotes =Lap Chee Tsui, O.C.,… …   Wikipedia

  • To fly in the face of — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To make a face — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lap joint — /ˈlæp dʒɔɪnt/ (say lap joynt) noun a joint used where two boards intersect and one or both are cut out to allow for the intersection …   Australian English dictionary

  • ship|lap — «SHIHP LAP», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a flush, overlapping joint between boards, formed by cutting corresponding rabbets in the adjoining edges and lapping the boards to the depth of the rabbets. 2. boards so rabbeted. –adj. 1. having such rabbets …   Useful english dictionary

  • Face to face — Face Face (f[=a]s), n. [F., from L. facies form, shape, face, perh. from facere to make (see {Fact}); or perh. orig. meaning appearance, and from a root meaning to shine, and akin to E. fancy. Cf. {Facetious}.] 1. The exterior form or appearance… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • shingles — Lap Lap, v. t. [OE. lappen to fold (see {Lap}, n.); cf. also OE. wlappen, perh. another form of wrappen, E, wrap.] 1. To fold; to bend and lay over or on something; as, to lap a piece of cloth. [1913 Webster] 2. To wrap or wind around something.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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