Clap dish
Clap Clap (kl[a^]p), n. 1. A loud noise made by sudden collision; a bang. ``Give the door such a clap, as you go out, as will shake the whole room.'' --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. A burst of sound; a sudden explosion. [1913 Webster]

Horrible claps of thunder. --Hakewill. [1913 Webster]

3. A single, sudden act or motion; a stroke; a blow. [1913 Webster]

What, fifty of my followers at a clap! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. A striking of hands to express approbation. [1913 Webster]

Unextrected claps or hisses. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

5. Noisy talk; chatter. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

6. (Falconry) The nether part of the beak of a hawk. [1913 Webster]

{Clap dish}. See {Clack dish}, under {Clack}, n.

{Clap net}, a net for taking birds, made to close or clap together. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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