un·​lap | \ ¦ən+ \

Definition of unlap

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

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History and Etymology for unlap

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

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“Unlap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unlap. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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