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Definitions of lapping in various dictionaries:
noun - covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
verb - lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
verb - pass the tongue over
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Heather catches a couple of pages drinking|
|Last Seen in these Crosswords & Puzzles|
|Oct 8 2003 The Telegraph - Cryptic|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)|
|Present participle of lap.|
|A kind of machine blanket or wrapping material used by calico printers.|
|overtake (a competitor in a race) to become one or more laps ahead.|
|project beyond or overlap something.|
Lapping is a machining process in which two surfaces are rubbed together with an abrasive between them, by hand movement or using a machine.|
* This can take two forms. The first type of lapping (traditionally called grinding), involves rubbing a brittle material such as glass against a surface such as iron or glass itself (also known as the "lap" or grinding tool) with an abrasive such as aluminum oxide, jeweller's rouge, optician's rouge, emery, silicon carbide, diamond, etc., between them. This produces microscopic conchoidal fractures as the abrasive rolls about between the two surfaces and removes material from both.
* The other form of lapping involves a softer material such as pitch or a ceramic for the lap, which is "charged" with the abrasive. The lap is then used to cut a harder material — the workpiece. The abrasive embeds within the softer material, which holds it and permits it to score across and cut the harder material. Taken to a finer limit, this will produce a polished surface such as with a polishing cloth on an automobile, or a polishing cloth or polishing pitch upon glass or steel.
* Taken to the ultimate limit, with the aid of accurate interferometry and specialized polishing machines or skilled hand polishing, lensmakers can produce surfaces that are flat to better than 30 nanometers. This is one twentieth of the wavelength of light from the commonly used 632.8 nm helium neon laser light source. Surfaces this flat can be molecularly bonded (optically contacted) by bringing them together under the right conditions. (This is not the same as the wringing effect of Johansson blocks, although it is similar).