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A flat board, often padded on one side, held on the lap as a substitute for a table or desk.
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a flat board that can be used on the lap as a makeshift table or desk
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(ˈlæpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

a thin, flat board to be held on the lap for use as a table or writing surface.
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Noun1.lapboard - writing board used on the lap as a table or desk
writing board - work surface consisting of a wide lightweight board that can be placed across the lap and used for writing
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