from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who applauds.
- n. The tongue of a bell.
- n. Slang The tongue of a garrulous person.
- n. Two flat pieces of wood held between the fingers and struck together rhythmically.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An object so suspended inside a bell that it may hit the bell and cause it to ring.
- n. A wooden mechanical device used as a scarecrow; bird-scaring rattle, a wind-rattle or a wind-clapper.
- v. To ring a bell by pulling a rope attached to the clapper.
- n. A rabbit burrow.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who claps.
- n. That which strikes or claps, as the tongue of a bell, or the piece of wood that strikes a mill hopper, etc. See Illust. of Bell.
- n. A rabbit burrow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To clap; make a clattering noise.
- n. Something which claps or strikes with a loud, sharp noise.
- n. The cover of a clack-dish.
- n. The piece of wood or metal which strikes the hopper of a mill.
- n. In medieval churches, a wooden rattle used as a summons to prayers on the last three days of Holy Week, when it was customary for the church bells to remain silent. Also called clap.
- n. A clack or windmill for frightening birds.
- n. plural Pieces of wood or bone to be held between the fingers and struck together rhythmically; the bones.
- n. The knocker of a door.
- n. One who claps, especially one who applauds by clapping the hands.
- n. A clack-valve.
- n. plural A pair of iron plates used to hold fine steel springs while being hardened.
- n. A plank laid across a running stream as a substitute for a bridge.
- n. plural Warrenpales or -walls.
- n. The tongue.
- n. See claper.
- n. In botany, the auricle in hepatics. See auricle, 3 .
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who applauds
- n. metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
- n. a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
The rail of the saltmarshes, the clapper, which is more commonly heard than seen.
An '' er tongue, it jes rattle lak a clapper in a bell.
Her sense of ruin was like lead, but was somehow the cause of exultation in her heart as the clapper is the cause of the peal of a bell.
For Hugo of Saint Victor the clapper is the tongue of the officiating priest, which strikes the two sides of the vase and announces thus, at the same time, the truth of the two Testaments.
The rise of solid-state tapeless shooting has seen a subsequent reinvention of the role we might traditionally have known as the clapper-loader.
You'll note the white veil upon the cross, and the use of the "clapper" instead of the bells at the consecration.
And I recommend maybe getting a "clapper" for your vibrator if you can't buy a bag from Sara.
With the high level of enthusiasm of most New York burlesque audiences, the "clapper" costumes wouldn't make it through the first 20 seconds of a number!
Cannon has an electronic "clapper" in her apartment probably cutting edge high-tech in those days.
WOODRUFF: But what about when some of the speed comes from elements outside the human body, for example in speed skating the so - called "clapper" skates.
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