When you sit down, the horizontal area between your knees and your torso becomes a lap.
The word "lap" is also used for competitions that require the use of a track or a swimming pool:
When an animal drinks something, you can use "lap" as a verb. It’s also used when water arrives on a shoreline or hits up against the side of a boat:
There are also some expressions that use the word "lap"
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This page was first published on September 28, 2012. It was updated on April 19, 2016.