Clapper Clap"per, n. 1. A person who claps. [1913 Webster]

2. That which strikes or claps, as the tongue of a bell, or the piece of wood that strikes a mill hopper, etc. See Illust. of {Bell}. [1913 Webster]

{Clapper rail} (Zo["o]l.), an Americam species of rail ({Rallus scepitans}). [1913 Webster]

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  • clapper — [ klape ] v. intr. <conjug. : 1> • claper XVIe; d un rad. onomat. klapp ♦ Produire un bruit sec avec la langue en la détachant brusquement du palais. « Blazius, clappant de la langue, proclama le vin bon » (Gautier). ● clapper verbe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Clapper — ist: Bang Bang, eine oder mehrere mit Luft gefüllte Ballonstäbe, die beim rhythmischen Zusammenschlagen krachen ein Nachname, Träger des Namens sind. Dit Clapper (1907–1978), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler und trainer James R. Clapper, US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clapper — Clap per, n. [F. clapier.] A rabbit burrow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clapper — late 13c., agent noun from CLAP (Cf. clap) (v.). Meaning tongue of a bell is from late 14c …   Etymology dictionary

  • clapper — ► NOUN ▪ the tongue or striker of a bell. ● like the clappers Cf. ↑like the clappers …   English terms dictionary

  • clapper — [klap′ər] n. 1. a person who claps 2. the moving part inside a bell, that strikes the side of the bell; tongue 3. the tongue of a garrulous person: used facetiously …   English World dictionary

  • Clapper — A clapper may refer to one of the following: Part of a bell Clapper bridge A sound activated gadget called The Clapper A character from the video game Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy s Kong Quest Clapboard used in film production Clapper (musical… …   Wikipedia

  • clapper — UK [ˈklæpə(r)] / US [ˈklæpər] noun [countable] Word forms clapper : singular clapper plural clappers the small metal object inside a bell that hits against the bell to make it ring • go/run/drive etc like the clappers British informal to… …   English dictionary

  • clapper — Knacker Knack er, n. 1. One who makes knickknacks, toys, etc. Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 2. One of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; called also {clapper}. Halliwell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CLAPPER — v. intr. Faire entendre un clappement. Il fait clapper sa langue …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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