Recent Examples of clapper from the Web
It was hidden behind a souvenir movie director’s clapper board.
Zhang Shimin kept the beat on a bell and clapper while sprawled out on the floor with a look of utter contentment.
The pop artist tackled the lemon shaker and took lead vocals; her host Jimmy Fallon tried his hand at the wood block, bass drum and Casio keyboard; and Questlove looked at ease on the hand clappers.
There, equipment was installed so the bell stays stationary and is rung by a moving internal clapper that is controlled electronically by a switch in the sacristy, Flanagan said.
Some of it is so large that the rings vibrate from the impact for decades, like a bell struck by a cosmic clapper.
There’s no clapper in the addition to the sculpture garden, which features a bell that was repurposed after it was rejected by a German church that didn’t like its tone.
Prather came down the stairs, and ducked under the bell to remove the clapper.
When the clapper was later stolen, students continued to ring it by pounding it with sledge hammers.
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First Known Use of clapper
CLAPPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clapper for English Language Learners
: a metal ball that hangs inside a bell and hits the inside of the bell to make it ring
CLAPPER Defined for Kids
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