- A Dutch wooden clog.
- 1900, William Elliot Griffis, The American in Holland:
- Elisha could have saved his ox-yokes and made a farewell feast out of his shoes, had he been a Dutchman. The cast-off klomps of Holland must, in the course of a year, form a considerable addition to the stock of fuel.
From Middle Dutch clompe (“lump or mass of metal, wooden shoe, clump”), from Old Dutch *klumpo, from Proto-Germanic *klumpô (“lump, clump, mass; clasp”), from Proto-Indo-European *glembʰ- (“clamp, mass”). Cognate with Old Frisian klumpa, English clump, Low German Klump, German Klumpen. Related to clamp.