American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long narrow board with one edge thicker than the other, overlapped horizontally to cover the outer walls of frame structures. Also called weatherboard.
- v. To cover with clapboards.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A long thin board, usually about 6 or 8 inches wide, used for covering the outside of a wooden building. Clapboards are nailed on with edges lapping clinker-fashion, as a weather-boarding. Also called, collectively, sheathing.
- n. A roofing-board about 4 feet long by 8 inches wide, and thicker on one edge than on the other, rived from a log by splitting it from the center outward. Also called shake.
- n. A stave for casks.
- To cover or sheathe with clapboards, as a house.
- n. A narrow board, usually thicker at one edge than the other, used as siding for houses and similar structures of frame construction.
- n. uncountable Such boards, arranged horizontally and overlapping with thick edge down, collectively, as siding.
- n. archaic, UK An oak board of a size used for barrel staves.
- v. To cover with clapboards.
- n. film A clapper board; a device used in film production, having hinged boards that are brought together with a clap, used to synchronize picture and sound at the start of each take of a motion picture or other video production.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. United States A narrow board, thicker at one edge than at the other; -- used for weatherboarding the outside of houses.
- n. engraving A stave for a cask.
- v. United States To cover with clapboards.
- n. a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below
- v. cover with clapboards
- Blend of clapper and board (Wiktionary)
- Partial translation of Dutch klaphout : klappen, to split, crack + Middle Dutch holt, board. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The core of the hotel is concrete, while the "houses" that rise up it are timber and clapboard, meaning that many of the rooms, especially the suites, really do feel like individual and even authentic houses.”
“clapboard" roof -- on one side flanked by a rude horse-shed, on the other by a corn-crib of split rails.”
“My window shutters banged against the clapboard and then, I heard the sound again, this time with my eyes wide.”
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