What is "Lap" - Definition & Explanation

A sheet of fibres or fabric wrapped around a core.
A general term used to designate wide sheets of loosely matted cotton, formed on such textile machines as the Breaker Picker, Finisher Picker, Ribbon Lapper, and Sliver Lapper.

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