lap siding


Definition of lap siding

1 : building siding consisting of beveled boards wider and longer than clapboards — compare drop siding
2 : an arrangement of two railroad sidings at a station in such a way that the turnout of one overlaps that of the other

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“Lap siding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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