- an overlapping joint, as a rabbet, between two boards joined edge to edge.
- boarding joined with such overlapping joints.
Origin of shiplap
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Examples from the Web for shiplap
The walls will be of shiplap, covered with matched siding, with tarpaper between.Neighbours
They evidently come in from the outside between the logs and the shiplap to the loft above.The Spoilers of the Valley
His house was rudely put together, shingle-roofed and walled with shiplap boards that gave out strong resinous odors.Prescott of Saskatchewan
Over this paper place any kind of boards that the fancy of the builder may dictate, as clapboards, shiplap, or drop-siding.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians
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