shiplap

noun ship·lap \ ˈship-ˌlap \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

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1895


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