lapping definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of lap.
  • noun:
    • A kind of device blanket or wrap product employed by calico printers.
    • A kind of device blanket or wrapping product used by calico printers.
    • The act of slurping up with the tongue.
    • The movement and noise of rippling liquid.
    • The act of wrap or folding.
    • The act of superimposing the margin of some any material upon the margin of another piece, as in making a lap-joint.
    • In textile manuf., the process of creating a lap or fleece of fibrous product suited to presentation or distribution into the carding-machine.
    • In ordnance, an activity for somewhat increasing the bore of a rifled firearm by using away the lands, or steel amongst the rifle-grooves.
    • In metal-working, the smoothing of material areas by massaging all of them with a plate of metal rendered abrasive by the application of oil and powdered corundum, or by the application of a revolving disk similarly ready.
    • That which is lapped; a flap or pendant.
    • addressing with a design where one factor covers an integral part of another (just like tiles or shingles)

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