gun lap

noun

Definition of gun lap

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

First Known Use of gun lap

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Gun lap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gun%20lap. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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