clapper

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noun clap·per \ˈkla-pər\

Definition of clapper

  1. :  one that claps: such asa :  the tongue of a bellb :  a mechanical device that makes noise especially by the banging of one part against anotherc :  a person who applauds

14th Century

First Known Use of clapper

14th century



CLAPPER Defined for English Language Learners

clapper

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noun clap·per \ˈkla-pər\

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

clapper

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noun clap·per \ˈkla-pər\

Definition of clapper for Students

  1. :  the part hanging inside a bell that hits the sides to make the bell ring



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