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  • n. In carpentry, the lapping of chamfered edges of planks to make a smooth surface, as for a bulkhead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lapping of chamfered edges of planks to make a smooth surface, as for a bulkhead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as sypherjoint.

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  • "... in shipbuilding the act of lapping one edge of a plank over the edge of another for bulk-heads, making the edges of the plank, and also the sides of the bulk-heads, plain surfaces."
    Falconer's New Universal Dictionary of the Marine (1816), 519

    October 12, 2008