lap·​board ˈlap-ˌbȯrd How to pronounce lapboard (audio)
: a board used on the lap as a table or desk

Examples of lapboard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Turret all-in-one lapboard combines a cordless tactile green switch keyboard with a high-performance wireless mouse for a tactical battle station meant to be used from your couch. Hunter Fenollol, Popular Mechanics, 18 Aug. 2021 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, 6 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1804, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lapboard was in 1804

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“Lapboard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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