from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who laps with the tongue.
  • noun In entomology, one of the tropin or mouth-organs which are used for lapping honey or other food, as the tongue of a bee.
  • A Scotch form of lopper.
  • noun One who laps.
  • noun One who uses a lap, as in a lapidary's work.
  • noun In cotton manufacturing, a machine which receives the scutched cotton from the batting-and blowing-machine, and compacts it into a lap or fleece upon the surface of a roller called a lap-roller.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who takes up food or liquid with his tongue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who laps liquid, who takes liquid in with his tongue.
  • noun in combination something (especially a race) that is a stated number of laps e.g. a 25-lapper
  • noun sports A competitor who is one lap behind another, in the same race, and hence physically in front.
  • noun A mechanism that overlaps material to make it thicker; a lapping cylinder or lapping machine
  • verb To make a gentle splashing sound, as the sound of flowing water.


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  • lapper – a hard drinker

    July 31, 2009