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clapboard (countable and uncountable, plural clapboards)

 
a house clad with clapboard
  1. A narrow board, usually thicker at one edge than the other, used as siding for houses and similar structures of frame construction.
    • 2007 September 28, Wendy Moonan, New York Times[1]:
      Its exterior is covered with clapboards stained dark brown.
  2. (uncountable) Such boards, arranged horizontally and overlapping with thick edge down, collectively, as siding.
  3. (archaic, Britain) An oak board of a size used for barrel staves.
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clapboard (third-person singular simple present clapboards, present participle clapboarding, simple past and past participle clapboarded)

  1. To cover with clapboards.
    to clapboard the sides of a house
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Etymology 2Edit

clap +‎ board

 
a clapperboard

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clapboard (plural clapboards)

  1. (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.
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