noun Carpentry.
an overlapping joint, as a rabbet, between two boards joined edge to edge.
boarding joined with such overlapping joints.

1850–55; ship + lap2 Unabridged
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They still sport their intricate fret- and latticework, shiplap siding and
  ornamental voodoo patterns.
Aside from a red brick chimney on the north elevation, exterior surfaces are
  clad in narrow shiplap siding.
The house is sheathed in shiplap siding and has a steep gable roof.
It is a one-story, three room school clad in shiplap weatherboard and standing
  on brick piers.
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