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Hi, I'm posting two sources here for my clape entry, one of which I used, one of them I found later. I used a French-English dictionary from 1905/1909, ed. by James Boielle, Cassell and Co. Ltd, page 106. The second reference I found online, , a Naval and Military dictionary of French. You will find the <sluice> entry in those references and others. clape is also a conjugation of the French verb claper, but that's a different word. Alex 20:18, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

I think the noun clape (sluice) is derived (etymology) from the verb claper, but I don't have a reference for the etymology. Alex 20:52, 11 August 2010 (UTC)


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Noun not in any online French dictionary. Not in fr.wiktionary or wikipedia. SemperBlotto 07:09, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Hi, I posted my references just now on Talk:clape. Alex 20:41, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Technically fails RFV... - -sche (discuss) 18:12, 31 July 2011 (UTC)
The feminine French noun, supposed to have the plural "clapes" and the meaning "sluice", fails RFV. (Sense removed, verb form added. 19:37, 10 August 2011 (UTC)) - -sche (discuss) 23:57, 6 August 2011 (UTC)