transitive verb un·lap \¦ən+\

Definition of unlap

  1. :  to uncover by or as if by the removal of an outer wrapper

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Origin and Etymology of unlap

Middle English unlappen, from 2un- + lappen to lap — more at lap (to fold over)

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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