Kladd

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Kladd (plural Kladds)

  1. A conductor and custodian in the Ku Klux Klan.
    • 2008, Kathleen M. Blee, Women of the Klan: racism and gender in the 1920s (page 37)
      When all officers were assembled, the kladd certified that everyone present was a valid member of the WKKK.
    • 2011, Stetson Kennedy, David Pilgrim, The Klan Unmasked (page 46)
      The Kladd and Night Hawk staggered off with their burdens, and the Klan square opened and swallowed them up. In a moment they were both back. “Attention!” the Kladd bellowed. “Fall in—single file, right hand on the shoulder of the man in front of you!”