Definition of unlap in English:

unlap

verb

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  • 1To uncover (something) by removing a cloth, covering, or wrapping; to remove the wrapping or covering from; especially to remove clothing from (a person, oneself, a corpse, the area of a wound, etc.).

  • 2no object To open up, fold back, or remove (a covering, wrapping, etc.); to spread open or unfold (something folded or rolled up, especially (in early use) a letter or other document). Also without object or refl.: to become spread open or unfolded.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in The York Plays. From un- + lap.

Pronunciation

unlap

/(ˌ)ʌnˈlap/