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Definition of "lapper" [lap•per]

  • One who laps liquid, who takes liquid in with his tongue. (noun)
  • Something (especially a race) that is a stated number of laps e.g. a 25-lapper (noun)
  • A competitor who is one lap behind another, in the same race, and hence physically in front. (noun)
  • A mechanism that overlaps material to make it thicker; a lapping cylinder or lapping machine (noun)
  • To make a gentle splashing sound, as the sound of flowing water. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "lapper" in a sentence
  • "Next the cotton is fed into a "lapper," which continues the work of untangling the fibers, removing impurities, including broken ends or short lint."
  • "The "lapper" has been featured in several home magazines and design blogs."
  • "But on this night, waiting for the dew, a little of it, to become more, on the surfaces that were mine, I heard the noises of a dew-lapper moving aft along the port - gunwale -- which was my property aft of the stroke-thwart clear to the stern."