a portable computer, usually battery-powered, small enough to rest on the user’s lap and having a screen that closes over the keyboard like a lid.
Compare (def 6).
a personal computer that is small and light enough to be operated on the user’s lap Compare palmtop computer
also lap-top, as a type of portable computer, 1984, from lap (n.) + top (1), on model of desktop.
A portable, compact personal computer that can run on a battery.
/ˈlæpˌtreɪ/ noun 1. a tray with a cushioned underside, designed to rest in a person’s lap while supporting reading material, a meal eaten while watching television, etc
[lah pwen-tee, -tey] /lɑ ˈpwɛn ti, -teɪ/ noun 1. a city in SW California, E of Los Angeles.
[lap] /læp/ verb (used with object), lapped, lapping. 1. (of water) to wash against or beat upon (something) with a light, slapping or splashing sound: Waves lapped the shoreline. 2. to take in (liquid) with the tongue; lick in: to lap water from a bowl. verb (used without object), lapped, lapping. 3. to wash or […]
[luh-pyoo-tuh] /ləˈpyu tə/ noun 1. an imaginary flying island in Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, the inhabitants of which engaged in a variety of ridiculous projects and pseudoscientific experiments.