lap joint definition

  • noun:
    • A joint, as between two panels or metal parts, where ends or sides tend to be overlapped and fastened collectively, usually to be able to produce a flush or constant surface.
    • a joint produced by one level, component, or piece, overlapping another, as in the scarfing of timbers.
    • A joint for which one side of a board, plank, or plate overlaps the side of another piece, the sides being partly cut away so the pieces come in parallel connection together.
    • joint created by overlapping two stops and joining all of them together

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