from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In plastering, two-coat work on lath.
  • n. In boat-building, the construction of dories and larger boats in which the streaks do not lap, but join edge to edge, and are secured by battens upon the inside of the boat. See lapstreak.
  • n. In a sawmill, the mechanism of the carriage by which the log upon it is automatically set or fed to the saw after each advance of the carriage and is made to present a new section to the saw, this movement determining the thickness of the board or plank to be cut.


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