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half-lap joint

[haf-lap, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌlæp, ˈhɑf-/
noun
1.
a joint between two timbers halved together so that a flush surface results.
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Examples for half-lap joint
  • Rails, at a minimum, shall be joined by mortise and tenon or half-lap joint and screwed to side panels.

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