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Related to clapboard: clapboard house
A long narrow board with one edge thicker than the other, overlapped horizontally to cover the outer walls of frame structures. Also called weatherboard.
tr.v. clap·board·ed, clap·board·ing, clap·boards
To cover with clapboards.
[Partial translation of Dutch klaphout : klappen, to split, crack + Middle Dutch holt, board.]
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a. a long thin timber board with one edge thicker than the other, used esp in the US and Canada in wood-frame construction by lapping each board over the one below
b. (as modifier): a clapboard house.
(Building) (tr) to cover with such boards
[C16: partial translation of Low German klappholt, from klappen to crack + holt wood; related to Dutch claphout; see board]
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clap•board(ˈklæb ərd, ˈklæpˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)
1. a long, thin board, thicker along one edge than the other, used in covering the outer walls of buildings.adj.
2. of or made of clapboard.
[1510–20; earlier clap bord, alter. of obsolete clapholt < Low German klappholt (c. Dutch klaphout) split wood used for barrel staves]
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Past participle: clapboarded
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|Noun||1.||clapboard - a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below|
siding - material applied to the outside of a building to make it weatherproof
|Verb||1.||clapboard - cover with clapboards|
cover - provide with a covering or cause to be covered; "cover her face with a handkerchief"; "cover the child with a blanket"; "cover the grave with flowers"
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