Definition of lap of honour in English:

lap of honour


  • A celebratory circuit of a sports field or track by the person or team that has won a contest.

    • ‘But the Aussie was not the only star on a glorious day on which Yorkshire were forgiven their shortcomings in the Championship by thousands of fans who went wild as their team did a lap of honour.’
    • ‘When I received my knighthood in Antigua I did a lap of honour around the ground.’
    • ‘Although the English fans were long gone, Murrayfield refused to empty until White and his team had completed a lap of honour.’
    • ‘After an autograph-signing lap of honour, he delighted the court one crowd by ripping off his shirt and tossing it into the stands.’
    • ‘The England cricket side celebrate in front of the Barmy Army with a lap of honour around the Sydney Cricket Ground following their victory in the final Test.’
    • ‘But it didn't take long, and the British boat celebrated with a protracted lap of honour, the rowers waving to the long ranks of grandstands on either side of the river.’
    • ‘The crowd gave the Indian players a standing ovation as the team took the lap of honour.’
    • ‘Australians cried when Cathy Freeman carried the Australian flag on her victory lap of honour during the Sydney Olympics.’
    • ‘Afterwards the players embarked on a lap of honour to salute the fans who had turned out in numbers to ensure the occasion had been something special.’
    • ‘I had been asked by the club president to do a lap of honour on my own.’
    • ‘It was Liechtenstein's first point in a competitive game and their players did a lap of honour to celebrate.’
    • ‘I don't know if it's overlooked, I mean all the players will be playing for it, and I'm pretty sure at the end of the game everyone sits back to watch who won it, and then watch their teams do the lap of honour.’
    • ‘The England rugby team did not perform a lap of honour.’
    • ‘No wonder the whole squad did a lap of honour after the match.’
    • ‘But instead of the traditional lap of honour, they will do a wave from the centre circle.’
    • ‘They were special guests at the club on Saturday and were presented to the home crowd doing a lap of honour at half-time.’
    • ‘Nearly every fan of any standing has seen his or her club relegated at least once, watching them racking up an unfathomable series of numbing defeats before sloping off the pitch, too embarrassed to risk a lap of honour.’
    • ‘Never mind the game, the moment to savour came after the final whistle when the happy Wanderers went on a lap of honour to celebrate their survival.’
    • ‘‘The stadium was pretty much empty by the time I had finished my lap of honour,’ said Lowes after an emotional first trip to Wales.’
    • ‘‘I believe I will get faster as the season goes on and the more technically correct my race the better I will run,’ he said after taking a lap of honour before his adoring fans.’