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lap in Human topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_194_blaplap1 /læp/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 HBHthe upper part of your legs when you are sitting down syn kneeon somebody’s lap Shannon sat on her mother’s lap.in somebody’s lap His hands were folded in his lap.2 AROUND/ROUNDa single journey around a race track Rubens Barrichello finished a lap ahead of his team-mate.lap of honour British English, victory lap American English (=a lap to celebrate winning) The entire team took a victory lap in front of their cheering fans.3 American English a single journey from one end of a swimming pool to anotherdo/run/swim a lap Every morning she swims 50 laps in the pool.4 TRAVELa part of a long journey syn leglap of The last lap of their journey was by ship.5 in the lap of luxury6 in the lap of the gods
Examples from the Corpus
lapEvery morning she swims fifty laps in the pool.She put her fists into her lap and crouched in her chair, the way people die in sparsely furnished rooms.Robyn sat on the floor by the fire, with her plate on her lap, and tucked in.Dorothea sat at his feet, her head in his lap.From a three-hour flight, at the outside, when he'd only flown from London to Helsinki on the last lap?She turned and leaned back into my lap, her shirt falling open.I pulled the covers up over my lap.With one lap to go in the race, Petty's car blew a tire.Shannon sat on her mother's lap and smiled for the camera.lap of honourHarbury was doing what Holly would call a lap of honour, circling the room saying goodbyes.His lap of honour was a painful affair, taken at a walk.Draped in the union flag, he took what must be the slowest lap of honour in history.It was the sort of distance that Olympic sprinters can cover in less than a minute on their lap of honour.do/run/swim a lapThe losing team-players and coaches-must run laps.He would run a lap and would become too fatigued to continue.last lap ... journeyThe only thing that kept me going on the last lap of the journey was the rhythm of my steps.