ship·​lap ˈship-ˌlap How to pronounce shiplap (audio)
: wooden sheathing in which the boards are rabbeted so that the edges of each board lap over the edges of adjacent boards to make a flush joint

Examples of shiplap in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shiplap was in 1895

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“Shiplap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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