lap·​board | \ ˈlap-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce lapboard (audio) \

Definition of lapboard

: a board used on the lap as a table or desk

Examples of lapboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doing activities helps the children begin to open up about their grief and other topics, so many of the rooms where children meet have items like lapboards, crayons, sand trays and toys, Staine said. Tracy Maness, Houston Chronicle, "Bo's Place offers support to the grieving," 6 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of lapboard

1804, in the meaning defined above

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“Lapboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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