noun clap·board \ˈkla-bərd; ˈkla(p)-ˌbrd\

: a narrow board that is thicker at one edge than at the other and that is used to cover the outsides of buildings

: a set of narrow boards covering the outside of a building

Full Definition of CLAPBOARD

archaic :  a size of board for making staves and wainscoting
:  a narrow board usually thicker at one edge than the other used for siding
\ˈklap-ˌbrd\ :  a pair of hinged boards one of which has a slate with data identifying a piece of film and which are banged together in front of a motion-picture camera at the start of a take to facilitate editing —called also clapper board
clapboard transitive verb


part translation of Dutch klaphout stave wood
First Known Use: circa 1520

Rhymes with CLAPBOARD

CLAPBOARD Defined for Kids


noun clap·board \ˈkla-bərd, -ˌbrd\

Definition of CLAPBOARD for Kids

:  a narrow board thicker at one edge than at the other used as siding for a building


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