Definition of clapboard noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈklæpbɔːd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæbərd//
[uncountable] (especially North American English)
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= weatherboard Word Originearly 16th cent. (denoting a piece of oak used for barrel staves or skirting board): partial translation of Low German klappholt ‘barrel stave’, from klappen ‘to crack’ + holt ‘wood’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clapboard

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