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lap joint

Also called plain lap. a joint, as between two pieces of metal or timber, in which the pieces overlap without any change in form.
any of various joints between two members, as timbers, in which an end or section of one is partly cut away to be overlapped by an end or section of the other, often so that flush surfaces result.
Origin of lap joint
Related forms
lap-jointed, adjective Unabridged
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  • The welding cycle begins with a rotating tool with a protruded pin plunging into the upper sheet of the lap joint.
  • Caulk a bead of lap sealant along the edge of the lap joint and feather each edge of the bead.
  • Pipe fabricated by riveting shall be lap joint construction with annular corrugations.
  • Rails, at a minimum, shall be joined by mortise and tenon or half-lap joint and screwed to side panels.
British Dictionary definitions for lap joint

lap joint

a joint made by placing one member over another and fastening them together Also called lapped joint
Derived Forms
lap-jointed, adjective
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