ship·​lap | \ ˈship-ˌlap How to pronounce shiplap (audio) \

Definition of shiplap

: 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

Recent Examples on the Web Floral wallpaper wraps around three walls, while the fourth is lined in shiplap. Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 May 2021 The basement holds a den finished in shiplap, plus a laundry room and access to the one-car garage., 22 Apr. 2021 This method creates shiplap joints by doubling up two-bys. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 19 June 2021 Wrapping the entire space in shiplap gave the modestly sized area a cozy feel while accentuating the room's elevated ceiling. Marisa Spyker, Southern Living, 23 Apr. 2021 There are features throughout that stand out, perhaps the most arresting being the interior walls, which are primarily made up of white, 6-inch-wide shiplap. Richard A. Marini, San Antonio Express-News, 4 June 2021 Brad credits YouTube videos with showing him how to frame and build a giant back porch, apply shiplap and paneling to walls in nearly every room, lay sheet-vinyl flooring, and construct beds and tables of all sorts. Sarah Halverson, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 May 2021 Owner Rich Gent submitted plans that will result in a refurbishment of the building’s exterior, replacing the strip’s current wooden shiplap with fiber cement panels. cleveland, 27 May 2021 The house welcomes with a turquoise shiplap ceiling and a pair of teal lamps on the credenza. Krissa Rossbund, Better Homes & Gardens, 7 May 2021

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First Known Use of shiplap

1895, in the meaning defined above

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11 Jul 2021

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“Shiplap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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