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Definition of Lapping

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imbrication, overlapping of edges; overlapping; wrapping material used by calico printers
lick up with the tongue; gently splash against a surface
enfold in, wrap with, wind around; partially cover, overlap; get ahead by one or more laps (in a race); polish with a lap
Lapping Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)
of Lap
  
(n.)
A kind of machine blanket or wrapping material used by calico printers.
  
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lapping
\lap"ping\ (?), n. a kind of machine blanket or wrapping material used by calico printers.
lapping
engine,
lapping
machine (textile manuf.), a machine for forming fiber info a lap. see its lap, 9.
lapping
n : covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles) [syn: imbrication, overlapping]


lapping
of water like a dog, i.e., by putting the hand filled with water to the mouth. the dog drinks by shaping the end of his long thin tongue into the form of a spoon, thus rapidly lifting up water, which he throws into his mouth. the three hundred men that went with gideon thus employed their hands and lapped the water out of their hands (judg. 7:7).


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 lapping machine 
 lapping engine 
English Phonetics

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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Lleibiad = n. a lapping
Lleibiol = a lapping, lambent
Llepiad = n. a lapping, a licking
Llepian = v. to keep lapping
Llepiol = a. lapping, licking
Australian Slang
(offensive) (of a person) despicable: "those cunt-lapping bastards"
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
(synonym) imbrication, overlapping
(hypernym) covering

Noun
1. the upper side of the thighs of a seated person; "he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
(hypernym) thigh
2. an area of control or responsibility; "the job fell right in my lap"
(hypernym) sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
(hyponym) lap of the gods
3. the part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs; "his lap was covered with food stains"
(synonym) lap covering
(hypernym) cloth covering
(part-holonym) skirt
4. a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
(synonym) overlap
(hypernym) flap
(hyponym) cuff, turnup
5. movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"
(synonym) circle, circuit
(hypernym) locomotion, travel
(hyponym) pace lap
6. touching with the tongue; "the dog's laps were warm and wet"
(synonym) lick
(hypernym) touch, touching
(derivation) lap up, lick

Verb
1. lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
(hypernym) lie
(derivation) overlap
2. pass the tongue over; "the dog licked her hand"
(synonym) lick
(hypernym) stroke, fondle
(hyponym) tongue
(derivation) lick
3. move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound; "The bubbles swoshed around in the glass"; "The curtain swooshed open"
(synonym) swish, swosh, swoosh
(hypernym) sound, go
4. take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
(synonym) lap up, lick
(hypernym) drink, imbibe
(derivation) lick
5. wash or flow against; "the waves laved the shore"
(synonym) lave, wash
(hypernym) flow
Lapping Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Materials Science and Engineering Glossary of Terms
a surface finishing operation used to achieve a fine polish and close tolerances.
Lapping Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Lapping is a machining process, in which two surfaces are rubbed together with an abrasive between them, by hand movement or by way of a machine.

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Lapping Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
of water like a dog, i.e., by putting the hand filled with water to the mouth. The dog drinks by shaping the end of his long thin tongue into the form of a spoon, thus rapidly lifting up water, which he throws into his mouth. The three hundred men that went with Gideon thus employed their hands and lapped the water out of their hands (Judg. 7:7).