☆ ☆ clapboard [klab′ərd, klap′bôrd΄]
[partial transl. of MDu klapholt < klappen, to fit + holt, wood, board ]
a long, narrow board with one edge thicker than the other, used as siding
to cover with clapboards

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  • clapboard — [[t]klæ̱pbɔː(r)d, klæ̱bə(r)d[/t]] clapboards 1) ADJ: ADJ n A clapboard building has walls which are covered with long narrow pieces of wood, usually painted white. 2) N COUNT A clapboard is the same as a clapperboard. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • clapboard — UK [ˈklæpˌbɔː(r)d] / US [ˈklæpˌbɔrd] noun [uncountable] Word forms clapboard : singular clapboard plural clapboards mainly American a) wooden boards used for covering the outside of a building b) [countable] one of these wooden boards …   English dictionary

  • clapboard — noun Etymology: part translation of Dutch klaphout stave wood Date: circa 1520 1. archaic a size of board for making staves and wainscoting 2. a narrow board usually thicker at one edge than the other used for siding 3. a pair of hinged boards… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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