lap joint

noun

Definition of lap joint 

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

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lap-jointed \ˈlap-ˌjȯin-təd \ adjective

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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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1823, in the meaning defined above

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