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clapboard

noun uk   /ˈklæp.bɔːd/  us   /-bɔːrd/
[U] US a series of boards fixed horizontally to the outside of a building, with each board partly covering the one below, to protect the building from the weather: The town of Rockport is full of rows of white clapboard houses.
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