lap joint

noun

Definition of lap joint

: a joint made by overlapping two ends or edges and fastening them together

Other Words from lap joint

lap-jointed \ ˈlap-​ˌjȯin-​təd How to pronounce lap joint (audio) \ adjective

Examples of lap joint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cut a matching rabbet on one end of each table support to fabricate a half-lap joint [5]. Ted Kilcommons, Popular Mechanics, 12 June 2021 The aluminum screen allows any water to drain through immediately and the removable roof section is joined to the top with a ship lap joint that makes refilling easy while keeping water out. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 17 Apr. 2021 Set it to a height of ¾ inch, and complete the half-lap joint by removing the waste [5]. Ted Kilcommons, Popular Mechanics, 18 July 2020 Start the half-lap joints on the legs by notching the two outside lines with a circular saw set to a depth of 1½ inches. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2020 Start the half-lap joints on the legs by notching the two outside lines with a circular saw set to a depth of 1½ inches. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 7 Mar. 2020 Start the half-lap joints on the legs by notching the two outside lines with a circular saw set to a depth of 1½ inches. David Agrell, Popular Mechanics, 1 Mar. 2018 Our entire design is built by the same methodologies as the way a boat was built, with all of the lap joints, the pegs, the fasteners, the pulleys. Devin Alessio, ELLE Decor, 11 June 2016 See More

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First Known Use of lap joint

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Lap joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lap%20joint. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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