lap joint

Definitions

Cars & Driving

  • noun a simple joint made by overlapping one surface with another and joining them together

Construction

  • In construction, a type of joint in which two building elements are not butted up against each other, but are overlapped, with part of one covering part of the other. Typical examples include roof and wall shingles, clapboard siding, welded metal sheets or plates, and concrete reinforcing bars lapped together at their ends.

Electronics

  • A joint made by fastening or bonding overlapping ends.
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