3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lap \Lap\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Lapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lapping}.]

1. To rest or recline in a lap, or as in a lap.

To lap his head on lady's breast. --Praed.

2. To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st {Lap}, 10.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lapping \Lap"ping\, noun A kind of machine blanket or wrapping material used by calico printers. --Ure.

{Lapping engine}, {Lapping machine} (Textile Manuf.), A machine for forming fiber info a lap. See its {Lap}, 9.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles) [syn: {imbrication}, {overlapping}, {lapping}]

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