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. [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 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.… …   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 — (l[a^]p), n. [OE. lappe, AS. l[ae]ppa; akin to D. lap patch, piece, G. lappen, OHG. lappa, Dan. lap, Sw. lapp.] 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An edge; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lap joint — Lap Lap (l[a^]p), n. [OE. lappe, AS. l[ae]ppa; akin to D. lap patch, piece, G. lappen, OHG. lappa, Dan. lap, Sw. lapp.] 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lap weld — Lap Lap (l[a^]p), n. [OE. lappe, AS. l[ae]ppa; akin to D. lap patch, piece, G. lappen, OHG. lappa, Dan. lap, Sw. lapp.] 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lap-joint — lap joint, a joint connecting parts of a heavy beam, formed by overlapping the ends of two timbers and bolting, riveting, or strapping them together. lap joint «LAP JOYNT», transitive verb. to make a lap joint on; overlap …   Useful english dictionary

  • lap joint — lap jointed, adj. 1. Also called plain lap. a joint, as between two pieces of metal or timber, in which the pieces overlap without any change in form. 2. any of various joints between two members, as timbers, in which an end or section of one is… …   Universalium

  • lap joint — noun joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together • Syn: ↑splice • Derivationally related forms: ↑splice (for: ↑splice) • Hypernyms: ↑joint * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Inside lap — Lap Lap (l[a^]p), n. [OE. lappe, AS. l[ae]ppa; akin to D. lap patch, piece, G. lappen, OHG. lappa, Dan. lap, Sw. lapp.] 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Outside lap — Lap Lap (l[a^]p), n. [OE. lappe, AS. l[ae]ppa; akin to D. lap patch, piece, G. lappen, OHG. lappa, Dan. lap, Sw. lapp.] 1. The loose part of a coat; the lower part of a garment that plays loosely; a skirt; an apron. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. An… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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