lap joint

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lap joint

[′lap ‚jȯint]
(engineering)
A simple joint between two members made by overlapping the ends and fastening them together with bolts, rivets, or welding.

lap joint

A joint in which one member overlaps the edge of another and is connected. See also: Joint

lap joint

lap joint, 2
1. A joint in which one board, plank, metal plate, etc., overlaps the edge of another piece; the overlapping part of each member is cut away to half thickness, resulting in flush surfaces.
2. A joint formed by placing one piece partly over another and uniting the overlapped portions.