lap joint

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n lap joint joint made by overlapping two ends and joining them together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lap joint a joint made by one layer, part, or piece, overlapping another, as in the scarfing of timbers.
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Usage

In literature:

Lay out and cut the lap joints in the top side rails and frame posts, as shown in the drawing.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools" by Ministry of Education Ontario
Lap-and-butt joint 108 211.
"Carpentry for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
When well made, a cross-lap joint does not need to be pounded together but will fit tight under pressure of the hands.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
This joint is extensively used in the pattern making trade for lap-jointing the arms of pulley patterns, etc.
"Woodwork Joints" by William Fairham
The hook and the lap joints, if not very carefully made, are liable to this objection.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
This is to allow a lap over on the next section to make a tight joint.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
The old Lady Rochford, her joints swollen with rheumatism, played with her beads in her lap.
"The Fifth Queen Crowned" by Ford Madox Ford
Half-lap joint, G. Stephenson's, 111.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
All other dimensions must be deduced from the table for single riveted lap joints.
"An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design" by David Allan Low
The child lay sleeping on her lap, so fair and soft of skin, rounded and dainty in every joint.
"A Rich Man's Relatives (Vol. 1 of 3)" by Robert Cleland
Join it with a cross-lap joint.
"Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop" by Harris W. Moore
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In news:

The pieces fit together like a puzzle, with sliding dovetails and half-lap joints.
Representative Jeff Landry holds a sign in his lap during President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington.
For lap joints in brazing, we usually use the "3T-to-6T Rule," where "T" is the thickness of the thinner of the two members being joined.
Tack two plates together in a lap joint, have your counselor inspect it, then weld a lap joint with fillet weld on both sides.
Use a simple lap joint, not a weak butt joint, at the frame corners and screw the clear plastic glazing to it.
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