One who laps liquid, who takes liquid in with the tongue.
, author=William Atherton Du Puy
, title= Uncle Sam, Wonder Worker
, passage=...that recipient of the favors and caresses of the hearthstone, that lapper of milk from the national saucer, the cat.}}
, title=Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
, passage=The pupils of the modern school discover in [the lion] but the crafty, cruel, and cowardly lapper of blood.}}
(in combination'') something (especially a race) that is a stated number of laps e.g. ''a 25-lapper
, author=Tim Bongard
, title= Richard Petty: The Cars of the King
, passage=...Richard Petty Private Collection outran Buck Baker's '62 Chrysler to win the 200-lapper. One week later, Jim Paschal finished second to race winner Junior.}}
(sports) A competitor who is one lap behind another, in the same race, and hence physically in front.
* June 2006 , RoadRacingWorld.com -
Stanton Tops Formula Pacific Podium In Fourth Round Of AFM Racing At Thunderhill
A mechanism that overlaps material to make it thicker; a lapping cylinder or lapping machine
(sailing) A headsail that overlaps the mast.
- After he tangled with the lapper I thought, ‘Man, that sucks’,” Dorsey explained. “Then I realized I was in the lead! I was going to just cruise home..
To make a gentle splashing sound, as the sound of flowing water.
, author=S.R. Crockett
, title=The Red Axe
, passage=There was mockery of our foolhardy enterprise in the soft whispering sough of the water, as I heard it lapper beneath the ferry-boat that lay ready to cross to the other side.}}
A horse that jumps well.
* 1899 , Banjo Paterson,
- He's the king of all the leppers that was ever seen to lep,
(cattle) A type of Texas Longhorn, a subgroup of Butler cattle.
- A five-foot fence -- he'd clear it in a hop!
This term may have been used in Commonwealth English circles.