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lap joint

noun
1.
Also called plain lap. a joint, as between two pieces of metal or timber, in which the pieces overlap without any change in form.
2.
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
1815-1825
1815-25
Related forms
lap-jointed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lap-joint

lap joint

noun
1.
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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