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shiplap

[ship-lap]
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noun Carpentry.
  1. an overlapping joint, as a rabbet, between two boards joined edge to edge.
  2. boarding joined with such overlapping joints.

Origin of shiplap

First recorded in 1850–55; ship1 + lap2
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Examples from the Web for shiplap

Historical Examples

  • The walls will be of shiplap, covered with matched siding, with tarpaper between.

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    Robert Stead

  • They evidently come in from the outside between the logs and the shiplap to the loft above.

  • His house was rudely put together, shingle-roofed and walled with shiplap boards that gave out strong resinous odors.

  • Over this paper place any kind of boards that the fancy of the builder may dictate, as clapboards, shiplap, or drop-siding.


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