What is lap?

  • (verb): Lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Lap

A lap is a surface created between the knee and hips of a bipedal being when it is in a seated or lying down position.

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Some articles on lap:

1985 British Grand Prix
... speed of 160.9 mph (258.9 km/h), Keke Rosberg's qualifying lap remained the fastest in F1 history until 2002 ... On the first lap right after the start, 4 cars went out at Copse ... on the grid, had been leading almost every lap since lap 1, but eventually retired with fuel problems) for much of the second half of the race ...
1989 Formula One Season - Race-by-race - Race Sixteen: Australia
... Prost elected to withdraw at the end of the first lap in such torrentially wet conditions and would score no points ... Starting from pole, by lap ten he had over 30 seconds to the Williams pair and counting ... On lap 13, he ran into the rear of Brundle's Brabham and was out of the race ...
1998 Brazilian Grand Prix - Race Summary
... Mika Häkkinen stormed into the lead, and took off for a long and lonely drive, leading every lap of the Grand Prix ... On lap one Häkkinen led David Coulthard by over a second, and was three seconds ahead of Heinz-Harald Frentzen in third, Ralf Schumacher spun out on the ... On lap 18 Coulthard was 5 seconds behind Häkkinen ...
1999 Austrian Grand Prix - Classification
... Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points 4 ... Eddie Irvine Ferrari 71 12812.438 2 ... David Coulthard McLaren-Mercedes 71 +0.313 3. 1 ...
1983 Formula One Season - FIA World Championship Season Review - Early Season
... to his magnificent start, which left him 14th at the end of the first lap ... started the race from pole, and he led until lap 25 from Rosberg, who had made easy work early in the race of both the other Ferrari of René Arnoux and his own teammate ... than before, attempted to pass his teammate later on the same lap ...

More definitions of "lap":

  • (noun): The upper side of the thighs of a seated person.
    Example: "He picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap"
  • (noun): Movement once around a course.
    Example: "He drove an extra lap just for insurance"
    Synonyms: circle, circuit
  • (verb): Pass the tongue over.
    Synonyms: lick
  • (verb): Wash or flow against.
    Synonyms: lave, wash
  • (noun): The part of a piece of clothing that covers the thighs.
    Example: "His lap was covered with food stains"
    Synonyms: lap covering
  • (noun): A flap that lies over another part.
    Example: "The lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
    Synonyms: overlap
  • (verb): Move with or cause to move with a whistling or hissing sound.
    Synonyms: swish, swosh, swoosh
  • (noun): An area of control or responsibility.
    Example: "The job fell right in my lap"
  • (noun): Touching with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lick
  • (verb): Take up with the tongue.
    Synonyms: lap up, lick

Famous quotes containing the word lap:

    The plum my mother picked matured slowly,
    The boy she dropped from darkness at her side
    Into the sided lap of light grew strong....
    Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)

    Earth fills her lap with pleasures of her own;
    William Wordsworth (1770–1850)

    Here rests his head upon the lap of Earth
    A Youth to Fortune and to Fame unknown,
    Fair Science frown’d not on his humble birth,
    And Melancholy mark’d him for her own.
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)