lap joint


noun

Also called plain lap. a joint, as between two pieces of metal or timber, in which the pieces overlap without any change in form.
any of various joints between two members, as timbers, in which an end or section of one is partly cut away to be overlapped by an end or section of the other, often so that flush surfaces result.

Nearby words

  1. lap child,
  2. lap dance,
  3. lap dancing,
  4. lap dissolve,
  5. lap dog,
  6. lap link,
  7. lap of honour,
  8. lap of luxury, in the,
  9. lap of the gods, in the,
  10. lap robe

Origin of lap joint

First recorded in 1815–25

Related formslap-joint·ed, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for lap joint

lap joint

noun

a joint made by placing one member over another and fastening them togetherAlso called: lapped joint
Derived Formslap-jointed, adjective

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