Share this entry

Share this page

lapstone

Line breaks: lap|stone
Pronunciation: /ˈlapstəʊn
 
/

Definition of lapstone in English:

noun

A shoemaker’s stone held in the lap and used to beat leather on.
Example sentences
  • I could see myself at the grindstone… er… lapstone for several hours, moving my arms in the arc of theta (an engineering joke).

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words