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clap·per

 (klăp′ər)
n.
1. One who applauds.
2. The tongue of a bell.
3. Slang The tongue of a garrulous person.
4. clappers Two flat pieces of wood held between the fingers and struck together rhythmically.

clapper

(ˈklæpə)
n
1. a person or thing that claps
2. (Tools) a contrivance for producing a sound of clapping, as for scaring birds
3. Also called: tongue a small piece of metal suspended within a bell that causes it to sound when made to strike against its side
4. (Anatomy) a slang word for tongue1
5. go like the clappers run like the clappers move like the clappers informal Brit to move extremely fast

clap•per

(ˈklæp ər)

n.
1. a person who applauds.
2. the tongue of a bell.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clapper - someone who applaudsclapper - someone who applauds      
extoller, laudator, lauder - someone who communicates high praise
2.clapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavityclapper - a mobile mass of muscular tissue covered with mucous membrane and located in the oral cavity
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
articulator - a movable speech organ
mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, rima oris - the opening through which food is taken in and vocalizations emerge; "he stuffed his mouth with candy"
gustatory organ, taste bud, tastebud - an oval sensory end organ on the surface of the tongue
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
3.clapper - metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the sideclapper - metal striker that hangs inside a bell and makes a sound by hitting the side
bell - a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck
striker - the part of a mechanical device that strikes something
Translations
řehtačkasrdcesrdce zvonu
harangnyelvkereplőszélkelep

clapper

[ˈklæpəʳ] N [of bell] → badajo m (Cine) → claqueta f
to run like the clappers (Brit) → correr como loco

clapper

n (of bell)(Glocken)klöppel m; to go/drive/work like the clappers (Brit inf) → ein Mordstempo draufhaben (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Here all is harmony; the devastation seems organized," said the colonel, pulling the chain of a bell; but the bell was without a clapper.
When the large clapper thought proper to say "Twelve o'clock
The first shock of the clapper and the brazen wall made the framework upon which it was mounted quiver.
At first while they were still moving along the Kaluga road, Napoleon's armies made their presence known, but later when they reached the Smolensk road they ran holding the clapper of their bell tight- and often thinking they were escaping ran right into the Russians.
But, even then, so heavy was the bell that it was not until Challenger and Summerlee had added their weight to ours that we heard the roaring and clanging above our heads which told us that the great clapper was ringing out its music.
The confectioner of the town came out, and set up his booth there; and soon after came another confectioner, who hung a bell over his stand, as a sign or ornament, but it had no clapper, and it was tarred over to preserve it from the rain.
He therefore applied to his bell, which he rung at least twenty times without any effect: for my landlady was in such high mirth with her company, that no clapper could be heard there but her own; and the drawer and chambermaid, who were sitting together in the kitchen (for neither durst he sit up nor she lie in bed alone), the more they heard the bell ring the more they were frightened, and as it were nailed down in their places.
Afar, the watchmen of white men's houses struck wooden clappers and hooted in the darkness.
Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, said Monday there is not yet any "direct evidence" that terrorists took down the Russian charter flight over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (KUNA) -- Cyber threats to the US national and economic security are increasing in frequency, scale, sophistication and the severity of impact, said Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday.
The US director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper on Thursday named China as a top suspect in the cyber infiltration of the Office of Personnel Management, marking the first time the Obama administration had publicly suggested Beijing's involvement, online media reported.
BAGHDAD / Nina / Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi discussed on Monday with the US Director of General Intelligence James Clapper means of strengthening cooperation in the area of intelligence.