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- A narrow board, usually thicker at one edge than the other, used as siding for houses and similar structures of frame construction.
2007 September 28, Wendy Moonan, New York Times:
- Its exterior is covered with clapboards stained dark brown.
- (uncountable) Such boards, arranged horizontally and overlapping with thick edge down, collectively, as siding.
- (archaic, UK) An oak board of a size used for barrel staves.
- To cover with clapboards.
- to clapboard the sides of a house
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)
clapboard (plural clapboards)
- (film) A clapper board; a device used in film production, having hinged boards that are brought together with a clap, used to synchronize picture and sound at the start of each take of a motion picture or other video production.
clapperboard — see clapperboard