from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Wooden siding rabbeted so that the edge of one board overlaps the one next to it in a flush joint.

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  • n. A type of wooden board that has rabbets to allow them to be overlapped


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  • Exterior materials are horizontal painted shiplap cedar and white ground face block.

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  • The Siegmunds get credit for replacing the original walls with shiplap boarding, an inexpensive technique for creating a smooth wall surface.

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  • These boards were erected vertically, butted side-by-side, to form the walls and then dressed out with furring strips and lath & plaster interior walls and the exterior covered with shiplap siding on the street-facing wall and tapered cypress weatherboard siding on the remaining exterior walls.

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  • Sophie had only recently discovered color, and the red splashes against the gray shiplap was enough to put a toothless smile on her little face.

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  • It bounced once on the weathered shiplap floor of the porch, rolled off the top step and banged on the stair below, then stopped.

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  • Through a single shiplap partition rose a rumble of masculine talk, where the logging crew loafed in their bunkhouse.

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  • The settlers use logs or shiplap and leave them in the raw.

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  • A row of houses followed the crest of the ravine, some built of small logs, and some of shiplap lumber which had cracked with exposure to the sun, but all having a neglected and poverty-stricken air.

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  • The stove crackled, its pipe glowing red; driving snow lashed the shiplap walls; and the wind moaned drearily about the house.

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  • His house was rudely put together, shingle-roofed and walled with shiplap boards that gave out strong resinous odors.

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