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

 

clapboard

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈklæpbɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklæbərd//
 
[uncountable] (especially North American English)
 
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= weatherboard Word Origin early 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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