noun \ˈkla-pər\

: a metal ball that hangs inside a bell and hits the inside of the bell to make it ring

Full Definition of CLAPPER

:  one that claps: as
a :  the tongue of a bell
b :  a mechanical device that makes noise especially by the banging of one part against another
c :  a person who applauds

First Known Use of CLAPPER

14th century


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