gun lap


: the final lap of a race in track signaled by the firing of a gun as the leader begins the lap

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gun lap was circa 1949

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Cite this Entry

“Gun lap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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