lap joint


Definition of lap joint

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

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Other Words from lap joint

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

Examples of lap joint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table," 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, "Behind The Curtain: How I Became The Set Designer Of "Hamilton"," 11 June 2016

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First Known Use of lap joint

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Lap joint.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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